Mr. Fuzz is a one-man band hailing from Portland, Oregon who makes electronic-infused dance music that utilizes old school productions methods with a fresh pallet of sounds to create his EP Mainroom Fuzzonomy. He creates songs that are easy to like and could also be easy to criticize. The structure to some of the songs feels like you probably heard it before. What’s nice about the music however is that he choses good sounds for his songs and while the structure may be a bit predictable the songs are fun to listen to. This being said there are some moments of this album that are a notch above for instance the last two minutes of “4 to the Floor Dynamics” are unique, inspired and made me intrigued as to what else this guy may have up his sleeve.
The EP starts with “Rip It In” which felt the least original of the tracks but the song is really well put together and would get a dance floor packed in no time. “Is This Dance” starts off sounding like Sleigh Bells that forgot to plug in their guitars and start singing. This song introduces hip-hop elements that weren’t apparent in the first song. Ultimately, this song succeeds because of the care he put into tweaking the sounds and the amount of changes that happen every couple of seconds. “Lost in the Sun; Found in the Mind” was my favorite track as I felt it was the most original and introduced some singing that I wasn’t expecting to hear. The EP ended with “Mind Unwind Mind” which was the most straightforward dance number out of the tracks. While some of the parts in the songs might feel familiar the EP ultimately succeeds because it feels more like an ode to other electronic artists then anything.. It's a promising EP that hints at a lot of potential.
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