A member of the Velvet Underground, one of the all-time great rock bands. Cale is a classically-trained violist from Wales who studied with composer (and ambient music pioneer) La Monte Young. He brought an appreciation of drones and noise to the Velvets aesthetic. In later years, his diverse solo output added the occasional burst of pop craftsmanship to his array of tools. He has also worked, on various occasions, with Brian Eno, with ambient composer Terry Riley, and even with Little Feat.