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The AquaSonics - MySpacedotdotdot
artworkThese four fine tracks come from the AquaSonics' MySpace page. Very cool surf lives here!
Picks: Spanish Dagger, Surf Softly, Lonely Apache, Mexico

Track by Track Review


Spanish Dagger dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Spanish Dagger" is a lovely tune with a rich south of the border feeling. It's slightly moody, like a cloudy day, and very fluid. There are hints of other things you've heard, but only referentially. What a fine melody!

Surf Softly dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This take on the Astronauts' "Surf Softly And Carry A Big Big Board" is very much in the vintage vein. It has captured the spirit of the period well, and it's a not too often covered song as well.

Lonely Apache dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a tastefully done cover of one of Los Straitjackets' less familiar tracks, and one of their more melodic as well. Much surfier than the original, it sports an infectious rhythm and grand reverb lead.

Mexico dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is quite a nice version of Bob Moore and Boudleaux Bryant's hit song. The arrangement is a lot like Dick Dale's nineties arrangement, but with a gentler more vintage sound. The dribbling reverbed double picking is very inviting.