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Apolo XIII - Singlesdotdotdot
artworkMexico's Apolo XIII plays a hard rockin' variation of surf based instrumental coolness that's definitely worth checking out. This is a partial review of Apolo XIII made up of the tracks I've been able to glean from the web. There is at least one CD, but I've been unable to obtain a copy for review to date.
Picks: El Inodoro Asecino, Salamandra, Estatica

Track by Track Review


El Inodoro Asecino dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an aggressive and very dark double picked number with an ominous melody line, stinging whammy, wah wah bridges, and a compelling hard rock drive. The sound is pretty demo, but it sure does rock!

Salamandra dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Aggressive and rock driven double picked with harsh tone and a circular riff. It's hard to ignore instros with this much spunk. "Salamandra" also goes by the title "Sanblue."

Estatica dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A relentless and chunky chord chop opens with samples narratives, but then quickly evolves into a somewhat thrashy and harsh instro featuring a dark riff and some interesting guitar phasing effects.