Cahill vs. Kalma Debut Album Out Now!

Cahill vs Kalma October 31

The debut album by Cahill vs. Kalma is an extremely ambitious, experimental and emotionally powerful album recorded in NYC between 2013 thru 2016. The album has a wide array of musical styles including pop, hard rock, gypsy jazz, new wave & more. The concept album’s story focuses on dualism found in nature and the world, life vs. death, robots vs. humans, analog vs. digital, acoustic vs. electric, Cahill vs. Kalma.

Cahill vs. Kalma now available on CD, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and more.

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Cahill vs. Kalma

  • Produced by Dave Cahill & Brian Herman
  • Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Brian Herman
  • Dave Cahill vocals, guitar, bass, synth & noise
  • Brian Herman guitar, drums, bass, synth & noise
  • Alex Radus backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 6 & 8
  • Andy Janowiak drums on tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, & 10
  • Dallas Vietty accordion on track 3
  • Music written by Dave Cahill & Brian Herman
  • Lyrics written by Dave Cahill
  • Album artwork by Dennis Gatz
  • Recorded sporadically between 2013 to 2016
  • SMT Studios NYC & Treefort Recording in Brooklyn
  • ©2016 Dave Cahill & Brian Herman


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REVIEW: ‘Cahill vs. Kalma’ pits man against machine with surprisingly symbiotic results

REVIEW: 'Cahill vs. Kalma' pits man against machine with surprisingly symbiotic results

REVIEW: ‘Cahill vs. Kalma’ pits man against machine with surprisingly symbiotic results

Written by Dustin Schoof

True artists take risks, even in the face of uncertainty.

After spending years fronting power rock trio The Almighty Terribles, singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Cahill tunes in to a much different frequency on his new concept album, Cahill vs. Kalma (due out Oct. 31).

The result is a fascinating, sci-fi sonic collision between Cahill (who provides the “human” perspective of the narrative, along with vocals and guitar) and fellow multi-instrumentalist Brian “Kalma” Herman (the “robotic” voice in the equation); The Matrix meets Her, scored by Gary Numan. More digital than dirge, Cahill vs. Kalma finds its balance in a fusion of acoustic guitars and electronic beats.

The album — a three-year undertaking — also features guest instrumentation from Alex Radus, Andy Janowiak and Dallas Vietty.

Standout track “Don’t, Man” is an up-tempo ditty that swings with a futuristic sock-hop beat. The lead single, “Future Shock,” slows down the tempo ever without losing punch or depth.

REVIEW: 'Cahill vs. Kalma' pits man against machine with surprisingly symbiotic results

There is a subtle, Frank Zappa-esque nuance to the way Cahill approaches the music, while the song titles alone provide a quick, and clear, glimpse into the dystopian, machine-versus-man theme laid out in his lyrics. “Did you ever think that this day would come? The machines control everyone, super-intellgent and waiving a hundred guns” he ponders in the hypnotic “Singularity.”

Yet, it’s within that clash of ideals and scoffing at mankind’s disturbingly addictive dependence on machines that Cahill and Herman create a harmonious, symbiotic sound. In turn, the two have a created a new music sub-genre: Borgstep.

Cahill vs. Kalma is the kind of album that deserves to be heard in full. It is an experience more than it is a collection of songs and random thoughts, or blips and bleeps, if you will. Sure, it may seem a bit odd, surreal, trippy, spacey or a combination of all four. Yet Cahill vs. Kalma consistently sparks with creativity.

When artificial intelligence eventually enslaves us all, Cahill vs. Kalma is the soundtrack the robots will be slamming to.

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Cahill vs. Kalma “Future Shock” brand new song out now!

“Future Shock” by Cahill vs. Kalma

New song available now!

Get it at iTunes, Google Play or BandCamp

“Future Shock”
©2015 Dave Cahill / Brian Herman

A.I… Designed…
To trap all of you, inside your hives.

Divine… Blood lines…
The serpents hide, behind their best disguises…from you.

What if all of this is just a simulation?
Get down on your knees and beg for your salvation…
I, want to be stronger…I want to live longer than anyone’s…ever lived before.

Upgrade… Crusade…
Adjust and modify your DNA.

Betrayed…and… Surveyed…
Your secrets are numbered in a database…at the NSA.

What if we exist inside a simulation?
Reality is just another math equation.
I, want to be stronger…I want to live longer than anyone’s…ever lived before.

What if all of this is just a simulation?
Get down on your knees and beg for your salvation…
I, want to be stronger…I want to live longer than anyone’s…ever lived before.

Cahill vs. Kalma “Future Shock” out now!

 

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Dave Cahill’s entire performance from Liberty Fest

Dave Cahill’s entire performance live from Liberty Fest 5 in NYC

Video courtesy of Mert Melfa

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Plastic Lawyer Candidate destined to be historic protest song

Check out this great review by Larry Sinclair

"Plastic Lawyer Candidate" by Cahill vs. Kalma

Recently I had the privilege of seeing and talking with Dave Cahill and Dave asked if I would listen to and write a review of his latest single Plastic Lawyer Candidate. For those who are not familiar with Dave allow me to introduce him to you.

IMG_0007_2I first met Dave on the 4th of July 2012 in Kintnersville, PA after watching him perform in some of the most grueling heat and sun which was hitting him directly. I teased him about how the sun reflecting off of his red sunglasses as he performed looked like the devil himself. What I nor anyone else realized at the time was that Dave was close to falling out in heat stroke, but like the trooper and consummate professional he is, he finished the show.

Dave is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, political activist, web developer & small business owner. He has composed & produced 6 albums of original music and has performed a thousand live shows across the country as a solo artist and with one of his bands.

When I decided to listen to Plastic Lawyer Candidate and write a review I wanted to get an idea of what other songwriters/performers had done in the way of “War & President protest songs. I was surprised to discover that while there is a large number of them, some of them if you didn’t know the history behind them would not seem like protest songs at all. Take for example Marvin Gaye’s Whats going on how many of us really understood that to be a protest song about the Police brutality that was taking place during student protests of the Vietnam war?

Plastic Lawyer Candidate released July 3, 2014 by recording artist Dave Cahill is sure to be considered one of the great Protest Songs of this era historically.

The world today is far different now when it comes to how we communicate with each other and how information is shared. Gone like 78 and 45 vinyl records; 8 track and cassette tapes; are the day when we waited for a music group to record and release a single or album months later or for the nightly news to air a story telling us we just dropped a bomb on Japan. Today artists’ record and release music in a single day almost instantaneously making it available to the whole world to hear. When you stop and think about some of the protest music in American history you might wonder, as I do, whether the effect would have somehow been different had the war protest songs of Marvin Gaye; Curtis Mayfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Wailers w/Bob Marley; the Sex Pistols; John Lennon and The Clash been in the hands of the population on iPods, smart phones and tablets.

While those listed above are considered to have the Top 10 war protest songs, some of the Top 10 protest songs about the President include: Tom Paxton’s “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation”; Phil Ochs “Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon”; 2Pac & The Outlawz “Letter to the President” cited as “no holds barred anger directed at President Bill Clinton on his ineffectiveness in addressing the plight of the black community”; Pink’s “Dear Mr. President”; Pink; and Bright Eyes “When the President Talks to God.” While researching Presidential protest songs it seems George W. Bush has the most protest songs written about him. President Obama has been lucky compared to other Presidents as until now there is only one song released that is a direct protest of Obama and that is Rebel Diaz’ “Revolution Has Come.”

Cahill in Plastic Lawyer Candidate points out how Barack Obama promised the world only to give us something completely different.

Plastic lawyer candidate, he promised change, he promised to bring the troops home. But, after the election, he rejected any questions, that progressives had request, I suspected nothing less from him.

Cahill reminds us that this Plastic Lawyer Candidate, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize not only has not ended the wars, but has through the use of predator drones authorized the killing of hundreds/thousands of innocent people, including children by way of bombing homes and villages in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt and elsewhere.

Imagine for a second that your children never get to live a long, happy life? Well, what the fuck would you do, if a missile crashed straight down into, the house that you call your home, and took your family from you?

The single Plastic Lawyer Candidate has a techno funk feel to its beat. Cahill’s use of radio and broadcast sounds of being unplugged in the background reminds us that in this age of technology we really do need to pull the plug to regain perspective.

Cahill reminds us that we have a President and a government that not only lies and misrepresents the facts, but one that has under the current administration gone to the extreme of spying on us, the citizens.

How many get the feeling, that you’re being watched right now? Bionic eyes…Governments watch us from their satellites.

While Plastic Lawyer Candidate is clearly a protest song about Barack Obama, Cahill points out that it’s time we stop listening to all the politicians, it’s time that we as a nation, as a free people vote every politician in office today out.

You and I…Will not obey, we will not comply. But now…we’ve pulled the plug We’re never gonna listen…to the politicians… It’s time to throw them out…all of them…all of them… Life, you only get one chance, so make the most of it. This is life, not your life…this is life…it’s just life.

The music is such that you want to move with it while the lyrics when you listen to them, project a slide show of images in your mind of drone strikes, teleprompter speeches, and NSA surveillance details being reported that makes you want to unplug everything.

Cahill has joined the ranks of Gaye, Mayfield, Lennon, Marley, Pink et al in protest songs.

Review by Larry Sinclair / LarrySinclair.com

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