Putting Ty Segall's Fuzz in the legendary Sunset Sound studios is just like pulling the pin on a grenade - it's going to go off and explode! and that's exactly what this does. The cleverly titled 'II' kicks off with the seven minute 'Time Collapse / The 7th Terror' and doesn't really let up from there. 'Rat Race' rolls out on the perfect riff, 'Let It Live' slides along on a perfectly blazed bass line and 'Pollinate' is all crashing cymbals and distorted amps. That's just the first four songs and the best eighteen plus minutes of 2015 so far! Spread over fourteen songs and ending with the never ending 'II' this is Fuzz doing it better than anyone and even better than themselves last time.
Fuzz has abandonment issues. Abandoning expectation. Abandoning reservation, consummation, resignation, and trite dictation. Instinct is all there is when it comes to the divination of harsh salvation. Segall, Moothart, and Ubovich are exploring all the blank-ations of what will be, or has always been, 'Fuzz II'. Tried and true methods mixed with tongue twisting, teeth shattering, seizure-inducing stabs at the norm. Who knows ... maybe that's wrong. Maybe it's all done. Played out. Maybe it's not for want of new but for lack of old. But probably not. Bathe in the heat wave that is Fuzz, and regret nothing in the time freeze. Necessity is the mother of creation; and devolution stakes its claim in the past as it continues to bind itself to the future.
San Francisco, Los Angeles, heaven, hell, lunar fields, subterranean hallucinations, traffic jams, sleepless days, hazy nights, recollection or blind reflection. It is all there and so should be you. 2015 will bring a new surge of slime, fuzz, and otherwise bittersweet concoctions of earthly lettering. It will be heavy, chaotically controlled, softly serpentine, and blindingly barbaric. To translate the auditory from ethereal to saliva soaked semantics is to shatter a promise as it's made. In the meantime, Ty, Charles, and Chad walk on. It is what it is. Just like everything else. And if you don't know, now you know. This message brought to you by In the Red Educational Services ... as it was before and as it will be again. Tracked at Sunset Sound studios and mixed in Ty Segall's brand new recording studio.
LP - Double LP set housed in a Tip On Gatefold Sleeve.åÊ