Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Os Bandidos Molhados - De Cienfuegos a La Habana
|This first release from Brazil's Os Bandidos Molhados is very original and very enjoyable. Wholly original songs, all in the surf vein, but not traditional at all. Very refreshing.|
Picks: Surfista de Trem, El Camino, Carlos e a Prancha
Track by Track Review
A tiny small radio sample runs for a few seconds, and then a playfully rhythmic melody line ensues, which is separated from the bridge with a glissando. The bridge is muted while the melody is open. The break is presented via modern jammin' guitar tone. "Surfista de Trem" is a fun and rather unique surf instro. Very nice!
"El Camino" features a circular and relentless melody line. The melody is stylistically not surf, but the tone and attitude are. This contrast creates an original sound. Satisfying.
On the island holiday side, "Carlos e a Prancha" is very pleasant and charming, with slide chords that suggest island fantasy. This is a very nice track.