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The Bustin' Burritos - May I Borrow Your Secret Agent?dotdotdot
artworkTen tracks of entirely unusual music from Sweden's Bustin' Burritos. Instrumental, tweaky, and sometimes disturbing, and not surf, yet worth investigating.
Picks: Trembling Tortillas, Rubber Along The Road, Insane Cobra Split The Wood, Pablo Potemkin, Russian Mustache, The Sparetime Autopsist, The Incredible El Indio, Haunted By Henry Reverb, An Evel Knievel Event, May I Borrow Your Secret Agent?

Track by Track Review


Trembling Tortillas dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Hand claps set off this edgy cowboy fantasy. "Trembling Tortillas" is a solid riff based hard driving rock instro.

Rubber Along The Road dotdotdotdot
Post Surf Cartoon Future Gloom (Instrumental)

Programmed percussion, big guitar vibrato throb chords, and a lumbering surfable melody. This is surf oriented, though you certainly would be excused for missing the link. Very original and very cool.

Insane Cobra Split The Wood dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

A slow keyboard pumps out an accompaniment to the rising drama of the progression. More eerie and spooky than melodic.

Pablo Potemkin dotdotdot
Post Surf Cartoon Future Gloom (Instrumental)

One drunk claps mercilessly, the synth launches a prog rock progression, and then the guitar comes in with rock tones and a slithery melody line in a thick was of original sounds. Some double picking and some original arranging too.

Russian Mustache dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Russian Mustache" grinds and churns in a kind of inverted frat setting. Edgy and disturbed, with grindy unmelodic guitar and cheesy organ.

The Sparetime Autopsist dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Keys warn of bandits just down the road. Kinda like a carnival of soulless guitars. Vibrato distortion, strange days on the midway, and drama. Most unusual.

The Incredible El Indio dotdotdot
Post Surf Cartoon Future Gloom (Instrumental)

Violinski circusoid jangle for the computer age. It's kind of a tango, sort of a hoe-down, and maybe a bit of a surf romp as well. A nightmare in the white water, with a flood of disturbing images.

Haunted By Henry Reverb dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Great title! Semi dramatic, colorful, and melodic. More jangle and distortion than reverb, and on the eerie side, yet inviting. The disturbed guitar-organ duet is both endearing and bothersome.

An Evel Knievel Event dotdotdot
Post Surf Cartoon Future Gloom (Instrumental)

More circular than I envision Evel Kneivel to be, this nevertheless employs some shimmering guitar, some edgy chords, and a dark circular chord progression for a disturbed ride on a phantom bike. Whammy, extended chords, programmed percussion, and some intense twang. catchy in a postmodern world.

May I Borrow Your Secret Agent? dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Tweaky sequenced keys, vibrato twang, and urgent messages for the home office. Quite weird, yet interesting.