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Branko - S/Tdotdotdot
artworkFour extremely fuzzed out instros from Sweden's Branko recorded with precise distortion from clip-induced fuzz. This is garage fuzz with a difference. The juxtaposition of rhythm section style and the guitars creates an intriguing contrast. While it is definitely difficult music, it is also compelling in a most simple way. No surf, just genuine distorto-rock instro.
Picks: Coche de Carreras, Mezcal, Das Erotiche Furer, Kaga Mok-Mok

Track by Track Review

Coche de Carreras dotdotdot
Garage Fuzz (Instrumental)

Opening with an engine starting, "Coche de Carreras" is a very grodie riff rocker inspired by biker fuzz. The guitar distortion is about as clipped-harsh as it gets. Great bongos and the rhythmic nature of it does work pretty well, but the unchanging nature of the song gets tedious after a while.

Mezcal dotdotdot
Garage Fuzz (Instrumental)

This is an interesting and disturbingly uneasy track. The lead guitar's near-surf sound comes from vibrato, while the throbbing distortion of the second guitar overpowers all. It's one of those songs that both hideous and attractive at the same time, like a lumbering inversion of the Subway Sect's great 80's single "Don't Split It."

Das Erotiche Furer dotdotdot
Garage Fuzz (Instrumental)

The slow mechanical beat, semi-exotic bongos, and lumbering bass, are at odds with the extreme guitar distortion. It is perhaps the contrast that makes it work. Some verses feature a surfish guitar. While it's hard to listen to, it's also compelling in a dangerous forbidden island madhouse kind of way.

Kaga Mok-Mok dotdotdot
Garage Fuzz (Instrumental)

A catchy rock beat and bass thump run under twin guitars, one fuzz extreme, and the other sub surf intriguing. The rolling gate of the beat and the psycho guitars are like the nastiest side of sixties garage without the evolving innocence of that sound.