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John Cale


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4 stars After years of only marginal works, big collection of film soundtracks and early years re-releases, John Cale opened his XXI century discog with great album, best for years.

You will find there usual acoustic Cale pop-rock sound, with some proto-punk roots, but all that is only a part of this album's music. Unusually enough, all the sound is full off electronic sounds ( Eno collaborates on this recording!) and samples. But don't you worry , music is far from modern time electronic repetitive structures and demonstration of wide possibilities of electronic sound devices. The album is very acoustic (!), with great lyrics, excellent melodies and most important - that music has a soul!

It is always a signature of great musicians - even using modern devices and some modern sounds, it is John Cale album. And another great name there - Brian Eno - is very important. One of ambient grand, he uses all synth possibilities as only great musicians can do it - very tastefully, more as painting with watercolours, than filling the air with unacceptable noise.

As a result, we have great album of modern music: placed somewhere between pop- art rock, it is accessible for many listeners, but because of it's high esthetical standard for sure is much more important, than just another pop-rock album. Music in general is very intelligent and tasteful ( often remind me David Bowie works), artsy enough to be attractive for many art-rock lovers.

snobb | 4/5 |


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