It's with great honour that Double Six announces the release of John Cale's new album, released on gatefold heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital on October 1st 2012
Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood is a title to set tongues wagging and minds wondering, but for an album that seems born of a return to John's youth it seems safely apt in its mischievousness.
Shifty Adventures. is the result of sessions held at Cale's LA studio. Days were spent experimenting with MPCs, pounding fists onto pianos, manipulating glitches and lots of signature viola drone while patiently waiting for songs to reveal themselves. There was also a spontaneous session with Danger Mouse to create the opening track I Wanna Talk 2 U.
As a producer Cale has reached a new plateau on this record. At the albums most maximal, it feels like looking at a collection of precious stones. Myriads of differently coloured and textured surfaces carefully placed together, each finding their own space to beckon the ear. It's a blend of chaos and beauty in equal measure and a testament to the exploratory spirit at work, which ensures there's always something new to the ears on a John Cale record.
1. I Wanna Talk 2 U 2. Scotland Yard
3. Hemmingway 4. Face To The Sky
5. Nookie Wood 6. December Rains
7. Mary 8. Vampire Cafe
9. Mothra 10. Living With You
11. Midnight Feast 12. Sandman (Flying Dutchman)