M:FANS, a radical new reworking of one of John Cale’s most unique solo records, the 1982 effort Music For A New Society, will be released on 22nd January 2016.
Music For A New Society will also be available fully re-mastered from 22nd January 2016, with 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks from the original multi-track recordings.
Alongside the new release, Cale will be performing live as part of London Roundhouse’s In The Round series on 3rd February 2016, coinciding with the new release.
Making any form of art is always personal to my mind. During the making of M:FANS, I found myself loathing each and every character written about in those original recording sessions of Music For… ,” says Cale of the reworking.
“Unearthing those tapes reopened those wounds. It was time to decimate the despair from 1981 and breathe new energy, re-write the story.
“Then, the unthinkable happened. What had informed so much over lost and twisted relationships in 1981 had now come full circle. Losing Lou [too painful to understand] forced me to upend the entire recording process and begin again…a different perspective – a new sense of urgency to tell a story from a completely opposite point of view – what was once sorrow, was now a form of rage.
“A fertile ground for exorcism of things gone wrong and the realization they are unchangeable. From sadness came the strength of fire”