Melted

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Someone must have dropped some acid into Ty Segall's lo-fi garage rock beverage, since his third solo effort, Melted, sounds noticeably noisier, trippier, and more damaged than his previous efforts. Segall's feel for a simple, sturdy melody hasn't escaped him, but the tunes often drift in and out of clouds of sound effects, percussive jams, guitar feedback, or keyboard drones, and a warm layer of pushed-to-the-red distortion surrounds most of the drums and instrumental tracks. The result isn't quite face-melting, but it certainly hits harder and with more lysergic force than Segall's first two post-Epsilons efforts, though that's not to say the man has lost touch with his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Someone must have dropped some acid into Ty Segall's lo-fi garage rock beverage, since his third solo effort, Melted, sounds noticeably noisier, trippier, and more damaged than his previous efforts. Segall's feel for a simple, sturdy melody hasn't escaped him, but the tunes often drift in and out of clouds of sound effects, percussive jams, guitar feedback, or keyboard drones, and a warm layer of pushed-to-the-red distortion surrounds most of the drums and instrumental tracks. The result isn't quite face-melting, but it certainly hits harder and with more lysergic force than Segall's first two post-Epsilons efforts, though that's not to say the man has lost touch with his sense of dynamics; "Bees" is a midtempo number that generates a quiet intensity around Segall's slurred vocal, and "Caesar" is an engagingly hooky pop song delivered with a commendable swagger. But righteous freak-outs like "Girlfriend," "My Sunshine," and "Mike D.'s Coke" set the tone for this album, and for the most part, this messed-up world view seems to suit him and his music quite nicely. The psychedelic touches give the noisy aspects of Segall's music greater weight and purpose, and the sonic manipulation helps sculpt the melodies in fresh and compelling ways. It's not as if any of this breaks new stylistic ground (in fact, it bears no small resemblance to his pals and sometimes collaborators Thee Oh Sees), but it sure sounds like Segall is having fun, and it brings some additional heat and spice to his rich brew of sound. Tune in, turn on, and get Melted -- you'll enjoy it .
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • Label: Goner Records
  • UPC: 655035006826
  • Catalog Number: 58
  • Sales rank: 26,234

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Finger (2:54)
  2. 2 Caesar (3:30)
  3. 3 Girlfriend (2:12)
  4. 4 Sad Fuzz - Tim Hellman (3:00)
  5. 5 Melted (2:12)
  6. 6 Mike D's Coke (1:30)
  7. 7 Imaginary Person (3:05)
  8. 8 My Sunshine (2:11)
  9. 9 Bees (3:04)
  10. 10 Mrs. (2:36)
  11. 11 Alone (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ty Segall Primary Artist
John Dwyer Flute
Jigmae Baer Drums
Charlie Moonheart Drums
Mike Donovan Guitar, Vocals
Emily Rose Epstein Drums
Tim Hellman Bass
Technical Credits
Ty Segall Composer
William Keihn Artwork
Eric Bauer Composer, Engineer
Mike Donovan Composer
Jason Ward Mastering
King Riff Engineer
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