LA-based shredder Charles Moothart busted out of the his usual role as lead guitar in garage rock mainstays Fuzz, GØGGS and Ty Segall band, last year with his own band CFM. He dropped Still Life Of Citrus And Slime which was a slice of psychedelic and crunchy garage rock that sporadically spirals into heavier, tripped-out 70s grooves.
Now Moothart has announced his sophomore release as CFM, Dichotomy Desaturated. The album which will be out April 7, via In The Red is a swirling collection of songs that captures a variety of sonic moods – raucous, pastoral, pensive, while retaining an indelible melodic punch.
The album takes on a quite heavy tone, both sonically and lyrically. With lead single, “Rise and Fall,” Moothart dissects the constant battles fought physically and mentally every day and the cyclical battle against the clock, reality and dreams, and our own ego. For Moothart it's easy to fall into the trap of making music that in his words, "Might as well just be a Fuzz song." Heavy, a bit downtrodden, and loaded with reverb.
With this new record Moothart explains how he pushed himself to not replicate what he's already made:
"There's a lot of stuff on this record that's extremely out of my comfort zone, but that's what I've come to enjoy in music," Moothart states, citing influences ranging from Black Sabbath, the Stooges' Fun House, the Grateful Dead, folk-rocker Fred Neil, and British proto-rockers the Groundhogs. "The whole record is a constant push and pull where I'm at with my life and with music—coming to terms with the fact that all I want to do is push myself, but it becomes scary."
Listen to "Rise and Fall" below.