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The Astroglides - Live at the Patifondotdotdotdot
artworkThese instrumentals were plucked from a recent live performance at the Patifon in Israel. The gloomy power of this band is amazing.
Picks: Dark Surf, Omar Shariff Ballad, Bat Yam Stomp, Simabadoosah, Romany Vardo

Track by Track Review


Dark Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a howlingly evil performance of the Astroglides' ultra menacing "Dark Surf." This song rules, and it's highly powered here. Very cool!

Omar Shariff Ballad dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great double pick surf anguish and dark power rhythm, screaming insanity from the theremin further dissociates the song from anything remotely resembling tranquility. I didn't recognize the title.

Bat Yam Stomp dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Bat Yam Stomp" rocks and thrashes with all the danger of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. No safety here. Tuff and like klezmer for a nightmare, with dark double picked guitar menacing the night. Great track.

Simabadoosah dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a really cool song, middle eastern thrashy dangerous, maniacally double picked, and utterly threatening. Yikes!

Romany Vardo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is like a Jewish wedding with reverb, prancing power surf with roots in the culture. Strong and way too fun!