Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sins of the Father
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Reconstructed rock and roll eating hip hop with cajun spice
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This record I found by chance and after going around my CD player 50 times I believe now that was was fate. It holds a couple hidden gold nuggets like "Sins of the Father", an industrial edged curesque plea for redemtion. Along with the whole other spectrum popping out the danceable punk tune "On my Mind." This guy has obviously lived through some painful tough times. Ones that we all will unfortunatly tread in our own lives. But he speaks with brutal honesty about domestic abuse(being the abuser), obbsessive relationships, and broken families. And then Camus comes out alive kicking it behind and working on rising above crazy memories. I want to know why I haven't heard anything at all about this band? The album is the perfect blend of American musically history with a twist of today. This is happening right now, yet nobody else knows yet. I believe this is the future of rock and roll."
Pay the Penny!
A. Seuthe | United States | 11/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album that slipped through the cracks. If anyone knows whatever happened to the artist, please fill me in.
As any frugal music collector knows, sometimes things are priced low for a reason. I, myself, bought this CD on Ebay for a penny. Surprisingly, it was worth the penny, and the 4 bucks some jerk charged me for 1.50 media mail. To put the sound in perspective, Camus has a voice and songwriting style that mirrors Bob Dylan (before he had a stroke that he didn't tell anyone about.) The production on the album, however sounds like Beck produced it. Some songs utilize a drum machine or hip hop beat, but unlike most albums this isn't just a beat to distract you from how bad the songs are (i.e. Britney). The song-writing on this album is charming, poignant, and original. Album highlights include "U Who" which calls out to a past lover asking "who's sorry now?" and "Don't Call Me" which sings to likely same lover not to come coming back for more if things get bad. This album is so interesting, so clever, and so unlike anything you've heard in the past six years since it's come out. Do yourself a favor and pay the penny. Maybe if we pool these pennies together, Camus might come back for more."
It's a sour covered piece of sweet candy!
J.Luna | San Francisco, California, USA | 06/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
Like another reviewer here, I would encourage everyone I know to drop a penny and pick up "The Sins of The Father" by Camus if only in hopes of Camus coming back to do another album! This CD kicks proverbial butt! It reminds me of a lot of other artists I've enjoyed, in particular Beck, (John) Lennon or (Bob) Dylan...clever melody lines, inventive chord structure and lyrics that come off much deeper on subsequent listens than they do upon first hearing them. Like a stranger in a strange land, Camus reflects many feelings of isolation, anguish and yet hope for redemption as well; like a sour covered piece of sweet candy, these songs first hit you with that sense of torture but soon reveal a subtle promise of love inside. Camus' use of imagery and seductive expressions intermingle well with the grinding post-grunge pop punk of the music; the performances are all above average and the production quality is balanced without being slick.
All of the songs on this album deserve attention but in particular the songs "U Who" and the title cut, "The Sins of The Father"; both are outstanding songs that should have gathered a lot more interest and radio play when the album first came out (almost 10 years ago).
I first became exposed to this artist, David "Camus" Sale through myspace.com about two years ago. He was working with Katherine Whalen (formerly of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a cult band) on a project they called "The Kat'n'Mike Club"; Sale seems to be one of those background characters who is involved in the creation of music (and films), but when it comes to being in front, he adopts a persona to perform as, hence, "Camus";I don't know, however, if there's any truth to the rumor that he's the bastard son of the renown writer/philosopher Albert Camus.
In short, I would encourage you to pick up on this album and give it a listen. You'll most certainly enjoy it for what it is and when (or if) Camus (or David Sale) finally does something again, you'll be one of the cool people who knew about him way back when...Enjoy!