John Cale ‘MERCY’ 2xLP
Limited violet transparent vinyl.
John Cale’s ‘MERCY’ is his first new album of original songs in a decade. For nearly 60 years, or at least since he was a young Welshman who moved to New York and formed The Velvet Underground, Cale has been reinventing his music with dazzling and inspiring regularity. Once again, here is Cale, reimagining how his music is made, sounds, and even works.
His engrossing 12 track, ‘MERCY’, moves through true dark night of the soul electronics toward vulnerable love songs and hopeful considerations for the future.
On ‘MERCY’, Cale enlists some of music’s most curious young minds: Animal Collective, Sylvan Esso, Laurel Halo, Tei Shi, Actress. They’re only some of the astounding cast who climb inside Cale’s consummate vision of the world and help him redecorate there.
Throughout a long career’s work with wonder, Cale has always searched for new ways to explore old ideas of alienation, hurt, and joy; ‘MERCY’ is the latest transfixing find of this unsatisfied mind.
Catalogue number: DS122LPX
Label: Double Six Records