Discography

DUSKLAND

by Zachary Cale
2015
No Quarter Records

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DUSKLAND is a work of exquisite craftsmanship full of elegant lyricism and mysterious imagery; a collection of songs that look directly into the face of darkness yet drive beyond it, forging new paths.

Allegorical in nature, Cale’s songs move away from the inward reveries of his last album, BLUE RIDER, and divide outward into the voices of others. The album projects images of wide-open spaces and landscapes constructed from half remembered dreams. There isn’t always a clear resolution, characters remain in a state of twilight, wandering from place to place in search of an undefined illumination. The lyric: “So many lifetimes I lived in one / I’ve got to bury them now / No surprises this time around / Not beneath this crown,” taken from “I Left The Old Cell”, aptly captures the human complexities found throughout the album.

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BLUE RIDER

by Zachary Cale
2013
All Hands Electric

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On his 4th release, Blue Rider, Cale’s songs are marked with his signature finger-style guitar playing and lyrical command. Abandoned are the full-band arrangements of his previous album, 2011′s Noise of Welcome, for a minimalist approach that illuminates his strengths as a solo performer. Blending the echoed open-tuned guitar patterns of artists like John Martyn and Bert Jansch with the desolate American lyricism of lone riders like Simon Joyner and Elliott Smith, Cale continues to stand out as a songwriter of uncommon power.

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LOVE EVERLASTING

by Zachary Cale
2012
Dull Knife

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Two song 7″ single featuring the songs “Love Everlasting” and “Hallelujah Kid”. Released by Dull Knife, June 2012. Part of the ongoing limited edition 7″ songwriter series curated by Dull Knife. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies with one of three photographs adhered to the back.

NOISE OF WELCOME

by Zachary Cale
2011
All Hands Electric

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NOISE OF WELCOME is the third full length album by Zachary Cale. It was released May 17th, 2011 in the U.S on All Hands Electric and in Europe on Adagio 830 (Germany). It was recorded at The All Hands House on an 8 track tape machine by Ryan Johnson and Phil Glauberzon in 2009 – 2010.

Zachary Cale: Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Bass, Percussion
Phil Glauberzon: Piano, Organ, Guitar
Ryan Johnson: Drums, Percussion, Tape Op
Eric Eble: Upright Bass
Kris Benedict: Guitar, Vocals
Alfra Martini: Vocals

Guests:
Chris Brokaw: Guitar
Aaron Gemmill: Lap Steel
Dave Shuford: Mandolin
Anna Callner: Cello
Anni Rossi: Viola

Mixed by Matt Boynton and Josh Clark

“Cale has steadily worked the light back into his music on Noise Of Welcome, the stark beauty of his earlier work succeeded by a set of shimmering songs delivered by a band, but still set to poetry like Dylan or Cohen. It’s ambitious, the way great music has to be, and Cale comes out of it as both accomplished soloist and band leader.” -THE LINE OF BEST FIT

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Come Quietly 7″ Single

by Zachary Cale
2010
All Hands Electric

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Two song 7″ single by Zachary Cale featuring the songs “Come Quietly” and “The Wedding Party”. Recorded at The All Hands House in Gowanus, Brooklyn 2007-2008.

Released on All Hands Electric in 2010.

Zachary Cale: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard, Mandolin, Percussion, Harmonica, Field Recording
Alfra Martini: Vocals

See Saw

by Illuminations (Zachary Cale)
2008
All Hands Electric

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Illuminations was a band led by Zachary Cale between the years 2007 -2009. Their debut album SEE-SAW was released between the solo albums WALKING PAPERS and NOISE OF WELCOME. It was recorded by the band at The All Hands House and was the first album to be officially released on All Hands Electric.

Released on All Hands Electric LP/CD Sept. 2008

Zachary Cale: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard, Mandolin, Percussion, Harmonica, Field Recording
Kris Benedict: Bass, Vocals
Phil Glauberzon: Piano, Organ, Glockenspiel
Ryan Johnson: Drums, Percussion

Alfra Martini: Vocals

Mixed by Josh Clark at Seaside Lounge Studios.

“See Saw is the best album I’ve reviewed for Still Single, hands down… You think it’s easy to operate within the confines of Americana/roots-rock/alt-country without coming off as insufferable slummers or instantly-forgettable rural action figures? It isn’t, but Illuminations do this … perfectly. As a closing clarifier, See Saw dabbles in enough Elephant Six-isms and dressed-down indie rock to carry a wide appeal. If this band sticks to it, they will be huge. You know … in a good way.”
-STILL SINGLE/DUSTED MAGAZINE

Walking Papers

by Zachary Cale
2008
All Hands Electric

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WALKING PAPERS is the second full length album by Zachary Cale. It was recorded by Kevin Mcmahon at Bearsville Sound Studios in Bearsville, NY in the summer and winter of 2005.

Released on LP/CD by All Hands Electric in 2008.

Zachary Cale: Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Organ
Phil Glauberzon: Slide Guitar
Eric Eble: Upright Bass
Karen Codd: Cello, Vocals
Gillian Rivers: Violin, Vocals
Ryan Johnson: Drums, Percussion
Kevin Mcmahon: Bass, Vocals, Engineer

Mixed by Matt Boynton at Vacation Island

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Outlander  Sessions

by Zachary Cale
2005
New World of Sound

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OUTLANDER SESSIONS is the debut album by Zachary Cale. It was recorded on 4 track cassette in the winter/spring months of 2003 in Harlem, NYC. Released on LP/CD on New World of Sound 2005.

Zachary Cale: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ryan Johnson: Drums, Percussion

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Galicia EP

by Zachary Cale
2016

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The Galicia EP was recorded on a day off when I was on tour in Spain back in the Summer of 2014. Recorded live with no overdubs, just solo guitar and voice. All songs are previously unreleased. The last song is my interpretation of the Johnny Thunders classic. Enjoy!

released January 4, 2016

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Iban Perez at TerraForma Estudio. Cangas, Espana.