John Cale - Poptical Illusion (2LP)

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John Cale - Poptical Illusion (2LP)
Despite the album’s playful title, Cale’s second album in just over a year still contains the same feelings of fierce and inquisitive rage that were present in 2023 album MERCYHe remains angry, still incensed by the willful destruction that unchecked capitalists and unrepentant con-men have hoisted upon the wonders of this world and the goodness of its people. But this is not at all MERCY II, or some collection of castoffs, as throughout his career of more than six decades, Cale has never been much for repetition. His vanguard-shaping enthusiasms have shifted among ecstatic classicism and unbound rock, classic song-craft and electronic re imagination with proud restlessness. 
And so, on POPtical Illusion, he foregoes the illustrious cast to burrow mostly alone into mazes of synthesizers and samples, organs and pianos, with words that, as far as Cale goes, constitute a sort of swirling hope, a sage insistence that change is yet possible. Produced by Cale and longtime artistic partner Nita Scott, POPtical Illusion is the work of someone trying to turn toward the future – exactly as Cale always has.

    Side A
        1 - God Made Me Do It (don't ask me again)
        2 - Davies and Wales
        3 - Calling You Out

        Side B
        1 - Edge of Reason
        2 - I'm Angry
        3 - How We See The Light

        Side C
        1 - Company Commander
        2 - Setting Fires
        3 - Shark-Shark (Vinyl Mix)

        Side D
        1 - Funkball the Brewster
        2 - Laughing In My Sleep
        3 - There Will Be No River


    Format: LP Vinyl
    Label: Domino Record Co.
    Catalog No: LP-DS-178
    Barcode: 0887832017815
    No of Discs: 2
    Release Date: 6/14/2024


    UPC:  887832017815