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Manipulator

Ty SegallAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Tall Man Skinny Lady 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Singer 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. It's Over 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Feel 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Faker 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Clock 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Green Belly 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Connection Man 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Mister Main 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Hand 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Susie Thumb 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Don't You Want To Know? (Sue) 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. The Crawler 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Who's Producing You? 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Feels 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Stick Around 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 


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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 (August 26, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B00KUIV2OK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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 deter- mined 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 fea- turing 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 musi- cal expressions pop and surprise relentlessly throughout all the knockout tunes of MANIP- ULATOR with many sounds in the mix but LP 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, Lovely undertones and then, torrents of filthy git-grunge, exploding into the chorus, washing everything away, fusing the black- ness 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 high- er 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, EM- ILY 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 tempera- ture going from blue to red....TY s on a mission, working to change chemistry through music with the streamlined 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Transcends the Human Condition August 27, 2014
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Ty Segall’s 2014 album, “Manipulator” is a masterpiece. It does what music is supposed to do—lead the human mind to transcend the human condition. So powerful is this album in its ability to take our minds to a place of beauty, that, earlier today, as I tried to simultaneously read news articles about violence in the Middle East, I literally felt my psyche pulled in two directions simultaneously. When an album can lead you to feel a totally new sensation—while stone cold sober—that is some power, man.
While the album opens with 40 seconds dominated by organ and closes with a few seconds of violin, in between “Manipulator” is dominated by Ty Segall shredding. As with the finest of musicians fusing variety and beauty to maintain our full attention, Segall wends from skilled clean acoustic to the muddiest of power garage rock guitar.
Psychedelia is mixed-in primarily through vocals—particularly backing vocals. Once again, Segall doesn’t get stuck with one sound, but juxtaposes clean clear vocals and lyrics with far murkier throw-back grunge crossed with a muddy blues inspired feel.
Picking a favorite track is truly challenging, but the first one that dominated my attention was #5, “Feel.” Featuring a virtuosic display of guitar playing over an African-beat rhythm, this track exemplifies the album in one track. “Green Belly” is another gem—I’m transported to California surf rock over smooth inventive riffs with a hooky melody. “Crawler” seems to have ‘crawled’ out of the primordial altrock ooze of a Wolfmother album featuring the simultaneous power and groove of Sydney, Australia’s top musical export. This track is immediately follow-up by #15 “Who's Producing You?” featuring ear-pleasing psychedelic hooks and riffs.
Weighing-in at a meaty 17 tracks, I awarded ten tracks five star status. Obviously a must-buy recommendation. At Amazon MP3’s current list of $8.99—less than 53 cents a track, “Manipulator” is a steal.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2014 Psychedelic Rock August 29, 2014
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I had heard some clips off of this on the NPR All Songs Considered with him and it got me excited to check this out. This is the seventh studio album under his own name. I have been a fan of his music since I checked out Slaughterhouse in 2012. He has a very psychedelic feel to his music that is really nice to hear. And then you add in the garage rock, fuzz that he adds to his guitars. It is just really fun music to listen to. This is by far the cleanest record that I have heard from him and that really takes this album up a few notches to me. There were some really great grooves, great drumming and some really killer guitar solos. I have to listen to this one again soon. So much great rock and roll and this one and it is recorded with such solid production it just sounds amazing, it really shows that those extra takes to get it perfect were worth it in the end. I think there are some lyric themes/concepts that flow throughout the whole album but I'll have to listen more closely to hear them all. Such a rocking album though. Gonna be tough to top this one this week.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lost Gem To Become Future Classic August 29, 2014
Format:Vinyl
Take The Beatles, Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd, and everything that defines good rock and roll, and you might have yourself an album called 'Manipulator' by Ty Segall.
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