Doug Tuttle - It Calls On Me-CD-South

Doug Tuttle - It Calls On Me

£11.99

For fans of: Kurt Vile, Solar Motel Band, Steve Gunn, Gun Outfit, Gene Clark. New Hampshire-native Doug Tuttle (ex-MMOSS) presents the follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 solo debut self-titled album with ‰ÛÏIt Calls On Me.‰۝ Eschewing the jittery, love-lorn anxiety of his first solo outing, ‰ÛÏIt Calls On Me‰۝ presents a decidedly more dreamy journey through softer, sun-burnt landscapes, while still showcasing Tuttle‰۪s trademark masterful guitar-work and his very own brand of impeccably-crafted, fractured psychedelic pop. ‰۝It Calls On Me‰۝ hints at the skewed, wide-eyed ‰Û÷60s folk-pop of Lazy Smoke or Ithaca‰۪s, mysterious, fulgent Brit-folk rock, and the zoned ‰Û÷70s soft-rock of 10cc and Bread, neatly winding in and out through Tuttle‰۪s panoply of hallucinatory effects, buzzes, and unshakeably haunting harmonics to create a richly-textured album of sonic jewels. Opener ‰ÛÏA Place for You‰۝ is a rumpled, upbeat, almost solely acoustic jam, featuring Tuttle‰۪s winding, sinewy guitar rambles and vocals like well-worn corduroy. Title-track ‰ÛÏIt Calls On Me‰۝ is a tightly-wound propulsive rocker, recalling his debut‰۪s slightly unhinged urgency with a pliant, rubbery, Richard Thompson-esque guitar solo that branches out like plant-growth. ‰ÛÏMake Good Time‰۝ is a gorgeous, intimately-crafted gem that gently shimmers with Byrdsian 12-string against pastoral vocal harmonies and hazy, mellotron strings and flute.Other key tracks include ‰ÛÏPainted Eye,‰۝ an epic, disorienting stunner that recalls the blurry stupor of ‰Û÷70s West Coast soft rock with a guitar solo needling amidst queasy, bent strings, and ‰ÛÏFalling to Believe,‰۝ a catchy ear-worm that pairs Tuttle‰۪s soft, hushed vocals with some seriously heat-blistered guitar-work. Most reminiscent of his most trance-inducing work with MMOSS, ‰ÛÏOn Your Way‰۝ is an eerie, stately, almost trad-folk dirge that carries all the pageantry of Fairport Convention, backed by brittle, Fables of the Reconstruction-era R.E.M. guitar jangle amongst a tightly-woven tapestry of voices. ‰ÛÏIt Calls On Me‰۝ shows Tuttle relaxing into his role as a memorable, compellingåÊsongwriter, eager to showcase his storehouse of harmonies and dissonances, and delighting in the more fragile and intimate aspects of frayed-at-the-edges songcreation. As a result, this record feels more like a blissful letting go rather than a giving in, allowing the flashing sunlight to create patterns across your closed eyelids as you drive a winding road through a forest of trees.åÊ

LP - limited coloured vinyl for UK indie stores only