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Manipulator

Ty Segall Audio CD
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Lo-fi musician Ty Segall first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, CA, garage rock revivalist band the Epsilons. With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes-style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory. On his solo album, Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re-creating '60s ... Read more in Amazon's Ty Segall Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Aug 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B00KUIV2OK
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen13. Don't You Want To Know? (Sue) 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
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THE SEGALL HAS LANDED. And it’s fully loaded, with everything that TY SEGALL (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It’s coming down fast.
Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER. And now more than ever, the chunks of the world that came before are like asteroids formed in his image . . . picking up speed . . . .

Still fighting the power with all the energy that a determined mind-patriot can conjure, Ty’s a fighter who loves, a surfer, a spaceman, and yeah, a casualty — like you, he’ll never be free. But unlike you, he knows it — and when he goes down and his head cracks in two, out pour the multi-colored manias that make up MANIPULATOR. Sour-sweet declarations featuring freaks and creeps alike: “The Singer,” “The Faker,” “Mister Main,” “Susie Thumb,” the “Connection Man,” and “The Crawler,” to name but a mutant fistful.

To see these peeps, to realize their dreams and visions, TY kept working, kept writing, laying down more tracks than ever. New musical expressions pop and surprise relentlessly throughout all the knockout tunes of MANIPULATOR with many sounds in the mix — but most of all, SO many guitars! So many. And different kinds of strings — the strangled-neck solo of “The Singer,” recalling the good old days down by the river with Neil. Numbed-and-unplugged discursions spiraling away from the funk on “Mister Main.” Three-quarter quartets raising their din in a few key places. Waves of sparkling acoustics with ominous, Love-ly undertones — and then, torrents of filthy git-grunge, exploding into the chorus, washing everything away, fusing the blackness of Sabbath with the grime and grab-ass of the Stooges and the sweet swinging tones of the Stones. All in the name of getting higher on the music. Why have one guitar solo when you can have a few in the same space? There’s so little time, and a LOT to say.

In order to ensure that he got it all out, TY called a few friends to fill in special parts on certain MANIPULATOR songs. He got great touches from Chris Woodhouse (piano, synth & percussion), Sean Paul Presley (vocals), Brit Lauren Manor (vocals), Steve Nutting (drums), Irene Salzer (violin), Jessica Ivry (cello), Matthias McEntire (viola) and the Ty Segall band (Mikal Cronin, Charles Mootheart, Emily Rose Epstein). Plus, Mikal arranged the strings — and everyone played awesomely.

The clarion call / siren song of his guitar . . . . clouds of guitar billowing, blood rushing to the head, the temperature going from blue to red . . . . TY’s on a mission, working to change chemistry through music with the steam-lined pop and helium-cooled vocals of MANIPULATOR. These seventeen songs take many forms, as if TY is finally releasing all the thoughts that have been holding him down, that made him pick up the ax to begin with. By the end of MANIPULATOR, you’ll feel that he must have chased all the demons — but it’s a big world, and MANIPULATOR has only begun to fight.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Smörgåsbord 26 Aug 2014
Format:Audio CD
A little like Cass McCombs consolidating his output to date with last year's fantastic 'Big Wheel and Others' double album, Ty Segall has made good on early promise and delivered an 'album proper', the kind of music that prompts people to ask 'what's this?' when heard for the first time.

For the uninitiated, the fuzzy garage rock of Ty's early albums has been honed into, er, less fuzzy garage rock. However, the production values have been expanded, widened, broadened, filled out, coloured in and beefed up to add meat to the bones of some cracking tunes. This is one of those albums you want to listen to again as soon as it's finished and over time, the tunes bury themselves into your brainium.

Musically, it's indebted to everything from the classic glam rock of T. Rex and Hunky Dory-era Bowie, to 90s Britpop (Popscene-era Blur; early Oasis) via US alt-rock (Built To Spill; Lift To Experience) and even a bit of baggy Stone Roses, in 'Mister Main'.

A solid recommendation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ty Segall - Produces a classic double album 6 Sep 2014
By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The charms of this prolific lo-fi San Francisco garage rocker and his "wall of fuzz" largely eluded this reviewer until he released the acoustic album "Sleeper" which literally camped in the CD. Part of the problem is the scale of Segall's musical abundance and prolific output which is off putting in terms of keeping up with his musical twists and turns. The new double album could add to that trepidation for those seeking an opening into the career of one of the most intriguing American musicians since Beck and Jack White pitched their tents in the studio. This would be a shame since "Manipulator" is effectively a record that crystallises all the best elements of previous releases and pitches Ty Segall into a bid for significant mainstream recognition.

The vibe of this record tends to meld artists like Blue Cheer,The Stooges and Strokes but the true foundations lie in a debt to Hunky Dory era David Bowie and a large slab of Suede. It is Ty Segall of course so once all these influences are put the through the mixer it comes own with his own distinctive sound. Cheek out the huge classic rock of "Feel" with an almost Black Sabbath like bass line, punctuated with nasty guitar riff and yes folks, THE RETURN OF THE DRUM SOLO! Granted its not some 10 minute kit bashing exercise so beloved of 70s rock behemoths yet its in the mix and makes the song all the more brilliant. Other songs like "Tall Man, Skinny Lady" are pop alchemy with that sort of Hunky Dory driving acoustic guitar which weaves around a great swirling track. This is even more pronounced on the superb "The Clock" which does hark back to "Andy Wharhol". Songs like "Green Belly" are more straightforward and demonstrates that Segall can pen a really commercial tune when he sets his mind to it.
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Good Record but i like Slaughterhouse more but still one of the better new artists to have emerged over the last few years
and if you like this you might like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nothing-Static-Art-Trip-Sound/dp/B00KCD3YIK/ref=sr_1_3?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1409662015&sr=1-3&keywords=Art+trip+and+the+Static+Sound
Keep up the good work
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ty Segall does it again 28 Aug 2014
Format:Vinyl
Absolutely amazing record, would recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Dogs Kahunas 29 Aug 2014
By E.True
Format:Audio CD
Its quite good!
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