Ty Segall Emotional Mugger on LP
Fresh off the release of Fuzz's latest record II, the tireless Ty Segall kicks off 2016 with another solo slab on Drag City entitled Emotional Mugger. The 11-track, 40-minute album was first announced when Drag City mailed out copies to select audiences on the old school VHS format followed by screenings of either the 1993 film My Life, starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman, or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
The original VHS release also included the following statement about the album title: "What is emotional mugging? Emotional mugging is a psychoanalytic subject to subject exchange formed as a response to our hyper-digital sexual landscape. The over communication relayed in cell based technology and content driven media further detaches passengers of our modern society from deep emotional understanding. These detached residents seek meaning and physical contact which is readily available via traditional social standards often displaced thru the lens of the modern id.
"These individuals turn to salutation based sexual exchange and solo vice in return for a confirmation of non-emotion. This state of being that is well considered normal in our modern society is riddled with denial depravity and causes destruction on both the internal and external levels. EM is an unfortunate but tragically essential practice in the age of digital intimacy. Essentially "mugging" is non verbal and non-physical emotional exchange, regardless of the status of the mugger and the muggee.
"Mugging can help to fill the holes in our ego, and the gaps in our society. Unlike traditional mugging EM is a victimful crime wherein both the perpetrator and subject are victims of their emotional purpose whether the ego intention is subversive or provocative. Sexual response has been common for both roles and have often led to meaningful non physical sexual relations."