Choice cut from the visionary’s new album, out this week.
By Blurt Staff
Rahway, NJ, native J Hacha De Zola is about to drop a new album (and second of 2016) on August 12, Picaro Obscuro. It contains track “In Curtains,” which heavily features Tom Waits collaborators Ralph Carney on sax, and David Coulter on percussion and violin, and you can hear it exclusively today right here:
The song “plays upon the idea of falling outside of the cyclical nature of night and day,” Hacha De Zola explains. “This one is a bit of rather absurdist writing about being lost in those in-between places. In limbo.”
On the new album, Hacha De Zola has managed to actually escape from Fat Kat City, (also the title of his early 2016 debut album), leaving Rahway and the shadow of the maximum security prison that literally loomed over him while recording that record, and venturing across the country to a tiny studio built in an old boiler room in Portland, Oregon. It’s here that he was joined by the rest of the Fat Kat band, as well as legendary players Carney and Coulter.
Influences on the sound of Picaro Obscuro, according to Hacha De Zola, include: Perez Prado, Captain Beefheart, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Danil Kharms, Arthur Rimbaud, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and Syd Barrett.
Quite a police lineup, eh? Line up the usual suspects!
Check him out on the web, where you can also hear additional music: http://www.jhachadezola.com/