The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne has shared a sprawling new song, “Delayed Clarity,” from his upcoming album as King Buzzo with Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn. The record, Gift of Sacrifice, is out August 14th via Ipecac Recordings.
The track opens with a long instrumental intro, as a simple acoustic guitar strum drifts above an atmospheric hum and the periodic footsteps of Dunn’s bass. The song begins to open up as King Buzzo’s vocals enter the track alongside jagged strings, both of which guide “Delayed Clarity” to strange but mesmerizing places.
“Delayed Clarity” marks the third offering from Gift of Sacrifice, following “I’m Glad I Could Help” and “Science in Modern America.” The album was initially supposed to arrive in May but was pushed back to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gift of Sacrifice follows King Buzzo’s 2014 solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists. In between, Osborne remained busy with the Melvins releasing two albums in 2016 — Basses Loaded and Three Men and a Baby, the latter with Mike Kunka — followed by 2017’s A Walk With Love and Death and 2018’s Pinkus Abortion Technician.