John Cale Returns with 'Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood,' Ropes in Danger Mouse to Guest
Published Jun 07, 2012Genre-jumping experimentalist John Cale has been in the game since the '60s, but the iconic former Velvet Underground member is poised to keep pushing himself in new directions on his newly announced Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.
The follow-up to last year's Extra Playful EP arrives October 2 through Domino subsidiary Double Six. Described in a press release as a "blend of chaos and beauty," the 12-song set was tracked at Cale's L.A. studio, where the musician spent time "pounding fists onto pianos," laying down signature viola drones, and manipulating MPCs.
Sound samples from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood have yet to arrive, but album opener "I Wanna Talk 2 U" resulted out of a spontaneous recording session with super-producer Danger Mouse (though it reads as if Prince had a hand in titling the track). You can check the rest of the tracklisting down below.
Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood:
1. I Wanna Talk 2 U
2. Scotland Yard
4. Face To The Sky
5. Nookie Wood
6. December Rains
8. Vampire Café
10. Living With You
11. Midnight Feast
12. Sandman (Flying Dutchman)