eschewing electric guitar in lieu of freakier instrumentation, ty’s alternative acquisition of his distinct turbo-fuzzed sound adds an exciting new texture for him to explore, offering us a unique and vibrant selection of addictive freakouts.
‘Boiling overtime, Ty’s creative juices suggested that it be written and executed with some radical new instrumentation — koto, recorder, bouzouki, harmonizer, mandolin, saxophones and brass, voices, and sure, a sprinkling of keys. And the drums sound spectacularly muscular, with Ty occupying the left speaker and Freedom Band drummer Charles Moothart on the right side. Ty’s song design’s all over the place — not even a surprise anymore — but unlike the freewheeling feast style of Freedom’s Goblin, these twelve numbers form a tightly revolving cycle of song and sound that focuses thoughts. “umpteenth album finds Californian getting noisy and messy as life itself” 4/5 – mojo.
- ICE PLANT
- THE FALL
- I WORSHIP THE DOG
- THE ARMS
- WHEN I MET MY PARENTS (PART 1)
- I SING THEM
- WHEN I MET MY PARENTS (PART 3)RADIO
- SELF ESTEEM
- LONE COWBOYS