CD Review: Freedom’s Goblin by Ty Segall
Ranging from grandiose horn led choruses to Sabbath-esque arrangements, Ty Segall’s latest album Freedom’s Goblin finds itself diving into unexpected corners of genre and style.
With 19 tracks that lend to the album’s near 75 minute runtime, Freedom’s Goblin has more than enough time to touch on nearly everything. Lead off track “Fanny Dog” groves between tom-heavy drum fills and explosive horn section bursts. “My Lady’s on Fire” creates a modern organ driven folk song that dances on top of steady high hats and accenting trumpets. In his grand finale “And, Goodnight,” Segall punches in and out of bluesy riffs and dueling solos across a staggering 12 minute track.
Freedom’s Goblin finds its power in variety, as a play on shuffle will always lead to unexpected territory.