Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Anvil Head - Collider Scope E.P.dotdotdot
artworkCollider Scope E.P. is a release with a variety of beats and styles in a very consistent sound. It's pretty far off the surf path, but it's very nicely done experimental music.
Picks: Lazy Train, Pulse, Industrial Sunset, Beachcomber, Surf Engine, The Antidote To Despair

Track by Track Review


Lazy Train dotdotdotdot
Reggae (Instrumental)

"Lazy Train" is an ethereal reggae instro. Its sensual backtrack and flowing lead lines haunt and please. This is a very enjoyable, easy moving song that's part reggae, part modern rock.

Pulse dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Haunted imagery, muted echo guitar, and an almost tropical bass and beat. "Pulse" is tribal, well developed, and both heavy and light. Great production and percussion.

Industrial Sunset dotdotdot
Reggae (Instrumental)

Spooky industrial reggae with wah wah and a hypnotic pulsing beat. "Industrial Sunset" seems more about tribal ambiance than melody. Still, it's sensual and cool.

Beachcomber dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Coastal images of two-lane highways and roadsters with the sunset on the right. "Beachcomber" is just a really nice traveling song.

Surf Engine dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Written and arranged in the general style of the eighties bands that risked doing an instro in a surfish vein, "Surf Engine" uses a minimal melody. more like a riff and a rhythm. That said, its eighties feel is warm and familiar. This is a fun track with a very modern sound.

The Antidote To Despair dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

On the fast side, with spooky ambiance, "The Antidote To Despair" is driven by a relentless beat. The melody floats on foggy notions between very big metal danger breaks. Nice contrasts.