Noise of Welcome
Catalog #: AHE-13
Release date: 2011
CD: SOLD OUT!
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3. Day for Night
4. Hello Oblivion
6. Nocturne in G Minor
7. Dancing Devil Rag
8. We Had Our Day in the Sun
9. Mourning Glory Kid
10. Easy Route
11. All to Order
12. War Love
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Noise of Welcome
AHE-13 ZACHARY CALE – Noise of Welcome – LP: $14 / CD: $10
On his third album, Louisiana bred Brooklyn resident Zachary Cale casts a wide net, encompassing everything he’s done previously whether solo or with band accompaniment. Recorded in 2009 at his home studio Noise of Welcome is a collection of songs that is distinctly modern in tone and substance. Moving from acoustic ballads and oddly tuned instrumentals to electrified country and Kinksian pop the album projects a kind of psych/folk/rock hybrid, recalling the genre shifts of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk or Big Star’s Sister Lovers. Featuring performances by members of Cale’s former band, Illuminations, and guest spots by Chris Brokaw, D. Charles Speer, and Anni Rossi, Cale’s signature finger-picking technique is reinforced with grander orchestral movements and a full backing band which helps to illuminate the brilliance of his craft. Lyrically we are given what we’ve come to expect of Cale: thought provoking narrative hymnals, with bracing rumination and longing delivery, but these songs feel lighter. Perhaps this is because he’s shifted away from the dark imagery of past efforts into a spiritual twilight, with themes of forgiveness, redemption, absolution and even… celebration. His voice too has grown more versatile, with subtle vibrato lifts complimenting higher pitched cries, bringing to mind contemporaries such as Cass Mccombs or Andy Cabic. Noise of Welcome may prove to be Zachary Cale’s greatest achievement as a singer/composer to date: a testament to his unique craftsmanship and unconditional love of songs.
-LP comes with dedicated sleeve with complete lyrics and a download card.
-CD SOLD OUT!
“Zachary Cale is the best singer-songwriter working right now. Period.”
-Matthew Fiander (Pop Matters)
“New York transplant, Zachary Cale’s folk sound is as beautifully raw as they come.”
-Bea Broderick (CBS NY)
“There’s no denying the liberation in making a record that sounds this full, and so full of purpose and promise.”
-Doug Mosurock (Dusted Magazine)
“Cale has perfected a kind of avant-folk craziness that never sounds precious”
-Ed Hurt (The Nashville Scene)
“With fleet fingerpicking, languid ballads and country-tinged dust ups, Zachary Cale works along the folk rock divide recalling beloved troubadours like Michael Chapman, Bob Dylan and John and Beverly Martyn.”
-Scott McDowell (WFMU)
“…memorable as a favorite scene from a favorite movie and eternal as the sun.”
-Grant Purdum (Tiny Mix Tapes)
“…ambitious, the way great music has to be.”
-Matthew Haddrill (The Line of Best Fit)