Words El Jefe.
the Fizz Fuzz is a project by husband and wife team Dandy and Dawn Brown, who have collaborated on the project as well as bringing in a handful of guests including Dave Angstrom (from Brown’s earlier project Hermano, and also Luna Sol), Steve Earle (Afghan Whigs), Mike Callahan (Hermano, Earshot), Alice Albertazzi and Gianfranco Romanelli (Alice Tambourine Lover) and Mark Engel (Orquesta del Desierto) to spice things up. What they have brewed is a swag of slick, almost lounge-music like tunes, splashed with an ethereal afterglow.
‘Hereby’, the album opener has an authentic 80’s synth-pop vibe, one which carries through the whole LP.
I particularly dug the moody vibe of ‘Shame’, and some biting guitar licks, adding some dirt to the sound.
‘Conditional Love’ could have been written by one of several late ’80s / early ‘90s Sydney bands, with Dawn Brown’s laid back melodic femme vocals, and some great pop sensibilities to it.
the Fizz Fuzz is a definite departure from Orquesta del Desierto, but who wants to walk the same road every day. Palmyra sees a good deal of experimentation, and should find a niche market. To be honest, I’m not too sure about having the blues-rock tag attached to this one, according to their bio, but I guess everyone hears different things in music.