Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Noah Kistler Presents: D.A. Wallach's "1980's Motion-graphics Bonanza," "Disaster" Assisted By Dave Palmer, Nate East, Carl Restivo & Traveling Wilburys Drummer Jim Keltner (Harvest Records)

"'Disaster" was the last song I wrote for Time Machine and it's one of my favorites. Noah Kistler directed the video, and I gave him full creative control in doing so; he imagined an 80's motion-graphics bonanza, and it was a lot of fun to shoot!" singer-songwriter D.A. Wallach wrote within an emailed statement exclusive to The Witzard, concerning his just-released Sci-Fi-leaning "Disaster" music video treatment. Wallach's post-Chester French Harvest Records debut, Time Machine was hands down one of my absolute favorite albums of 2015, however, it still has yet to see a proper physical CD-LP release, aside from digital download; although, D.A. told me as recently as Sunday that he's still "trying to work on something for vinyl though, at some point." I, myself, previously described Time Machine as "a phenomenal "debut" record delivered in the vein of a modern day Hip-Hop-influenced James Taylor or Bill Withers, which has already garnered words of praise from the likes of Linkin Park emcee Mike Shinoda... Janelle MonĂ¡e, and actor-musician Jared Leto" during an intro I penned for our interview last year, which I personally feel like has been years in-the-making.

Not dissimilar from the additional 10 genre-blending tracks housed within Time Machine, D.A. Wallach wrote and self-produced "Disaster," on which he's accompanied by Dave Palmer on keys, bassist Nate East, Carl Restivo on guitar, and Traveling Wilburys drummer Jim Keltner. I would even go as far as to say that my favorite, and might I add very quirky, line from "Disaster" would likely be "oh oh oh-ow-ow. Oh honey, can't you see that I'm a disaster? I try to stop it, but my heart's beatin' faster and it feels like looo-loooo-love," which at one glorious point, is wonderfully coupled with director Noah Kistler's 1970's Godzilla-esque B-movie grade laser eyes and echoed vocal sound wave inflections. "Disaster" was preceded by my personal favorite Time Machine composition, "Long Way Down" and surprisingly touching Tyler, The Creator-directed "Glowing," as well as a number of sparse performances recorded Live from Capitol Studio B; at this point, it almost goes without saying, but if you haven't been compelled to already... please crawl out from the rock under which you're dwelling, get to the nearest computer or laptop, and purchase a copy of D.A. Wallach's magnificent Time Machine, which has fittingly been described by Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeroes frontman Alex Ebert as "daringly potent song-writing wizardry."

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