Michael Rault Returns On Wick

MICHAEL RAULT

ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW SELF TITLED ALBUM, OUT JUNE 10TH ON WICK RECORDS

DIVE IN TO THE DRUG-FUELLED, SLOW STEPPER LEAD SINGLE 'NEITHER LOVE NOR MONEY' HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InbzbSyOlmY

photo credit: Alice Baxley


Michael Rault began to take shape during a time of endings. Michael, on the cusp of turning 30 and freshly off the road promoting 2018's A New Day Tonight, had just ended a romantic relationship, and cut ties with his management and touring band. Returning home to Montreal where his van was already buried in six feet of snow, he hunkered down in his bedroom studio and began writing. Over the span of five months he penned most of the album.


Throughout the past decade the Canadian born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has released multiple critically acclaimed albums, EPs, and singles on various venerable indie labels before settling into his current musical home at Wick. With the help of Daptone mainstay producer Wayne Gordon (Kali Uchis & Bruno Mars), Rault recorded A New Day Tonight at the Daptone House of Soul in Brooklyn NY’s Bushwick neighborhood. This time around, the process shifted out to Los Angeles following Michael’s permanent move out west.

An unbelievable knowledge of the studio continues to flow through all of his work, he builds upon the influences and sophisticated song writing proclivities that were already on display in his previous offerings, only this time the chord progressions unwind more freely, the texturing of harmonies is deeper and the famous Daptone rhythm section is even stronger.


In the time since his move to California, Rault has become a regular in the experimental/psych/roots underground of America’s West Coast, working as a studio and live session guitarist and multi instrumentalist for the likes of Drug Dealer, Pearl Charles, Paint and also found a second home as a member of the reformed line up of the legendary 1970’s Zambian Rock band WITCH, playing alongside original members Emmanuel Jagari Chanda & Patrick Mwondela.


He has also been working with members of Europe’s experimental music scene such as Jacco Gardener and members of Mauskovic Dance Band, L’Éclair & Embryo. Rault also has a long touring history under his belt, having shared stages with the likes of Shuggie Otis, Charles Bradley, Os Mutantes, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Whitney, Homeshake, Thee Oh Sees, Mild High Club, Cut Worms and many more.


Crafted amid an epoch of uncertainty, the ten tracks on Michael Rault’s self titled masterpiece is proof of just how crucial that time of endings really was. Bruised but certainly not beaten, Michael delivers a lush, timeless collection of songs - continuing his increasingly profound exploration into the worlds of progressive pop, psych folk, yacht rock and beyond.


Tracklisting 1. All Night Long 2. Right On Time 3. Neither Love Nor Money 4. Exactly What I Needed 5. Who Will You Call On? 6. Want For Nothing 7. When I’m Back In Town Again 8. Champagne 9. Whoever Comes Around 10. Inside Your Heart

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