Psychedelic trip-tunes here from TAU, formerly of Dead Skeletons. His EP Wirikuta is deeply inspired by the desert, specifically the deserts of North-West Mexico, where it is implied that he has had some wild experiences. Some of the tracks build on traditional medicine songs, some build that vibe up from scratch. On Fuzz Club.
7/10 Robin Staff review, 11 August 2015
Fuzz Club stop arranging playdates for their latest release, which is a full-on EP showcase rather than a split between two psychedelic pals. Tau is a new project from Shaun Nunutzi of Dead Skeletons, who here is processing repetition through folk with proper, open-world melodies. In moments, he gets the closest the Fuzz Club have probably gotten to having a proper and straightforward song appear on their label, with “Huey Tonatizin” elucidating his voice over hard-strummed guitar and a bit of humid ambience. It sounds almost intimate, for this kind of faraway psych, but the song eventually echoes back out of reach.
While the first side seems to be a formal exploration of psych folk, Nunutzi goes traditionalist with “The Trickster”, which is driven on krautrock wheels and blisteringly loud riffs. It sees a little bit of a reduction in the record’s atmosphere, and strikes as a little out of place, but it nicely sets up “Reunar”, whose oscillating electric guitar is a welcome way of washing down the lush music Nunutzi has been playing.
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