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The Bustin' Burritos - A Space For Christer Fuglesangdotdotdot
artworkThis EP from the Bustin' Burritos continues their penchant for the contrast between beat box and electro strangitude and the surf sounds. I like genre bending experiments that are well done, and this certainly qualifies.
Picks: A Space For Christer Fuglesang, Jimi Dope, Back To Beat Box Beat, Land, Damnit Land!, Killer Robot And Son

Track by Track Review


A Space For Christer Fuglesang dotdotdot
Surf Fuzz (Instrumental)

Space sci-fi weirdness warbles in the opening of "A Space For Christer Fuglesang," which proves to a be a dark textured adventure in fuzz and big chords. Interrupted mid stream for more fx and a liftoff, it returns with more relentless largeness and power.

Jimi Dope dotdotdotdot
Surf Fuzz (Instrumental)

This is a very dark number with big reverb chord whammy and space fx. The heaviness and stark imagery are foreboding and yet enticing. There's a sense of the cold harshness of deep space, yet an illusion of alien night surf. Very cool!

Back To Beat Box Beat dotdotdotdot
Surf Fuzz (Instrumental)

Beat box percussion clicks off the tempo, while the guitars layer thick throbbing and darkness across the soundscape. It's interesting how simple and effective this is. Melodic, dark, and dangerous, and engaging through the contradictory styles and sounds.

Land, Damnit Land! dotdotdot
Surf Fuzz (Instrumental)

Giant reverb chords with distortion, a relentless intensity of edgy angular guitar lines. Not really melodic, but certainly attractive is a dark and illusive way. "Land, Damnit Land!" is a very heavy track swimming in a wash of track reverb and whammy.

Killer Robot And Son dotdotdot
Surf Fuzz (Instrumental)

The beat box implies the robot, while the surf lines imply the briny. "Killer Robot And Son" is a strange blend of mechanical tweakiness and laid back reverb whammy. The surf lines provide an interesting contrast to the electro goofiness.