Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Cashmere Jungle Lords - Southern Barber Supplydotdotdot
artworkWell, this is an interesting release. The music is very well developed and played, and there are quite a few different styles on this CD as well. Unusually good lyrics, serious, but not self conscious writing, and many infectious rhythms and beats. The competency level approaches commercial, as does the production, yet the whole release is an enjoyable listen. As a bonus, four distinctly different instrumentals, mostly surf based, separate the fine vocal material here.
Picks: The Nightmare of Lost Crescent Rolls, The Sweeper, Land Of Flower and Willow, Bedouin Caravan

Track by Track Review

The Nightmare of Lost Crescent Rolls dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A melodic lead melody played on a reverbed guitar against a big tribal beat with solid bass. The track has a slightly thick sustained sound about it, yet flows like the surf based composition it is. Very nice track.

The Sweeper dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Double picked lead guitar against a basic surf beat. The melody is heavy and a traditional arrangement. Low and growly, and a little industrial in the drums sound, this has quite a bit of power and edge.

Land Of Flower and Willow dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

This is a country flavored piece with a fluffy feel and very nice delicate damped plucking in the break. Very friendly and warm.

Bedouin Caravan dotdotdot
Middle Eastern (Instrumental)

Traditional middle eastern sounds and rhythms, not at all in a rock vein, or surf. Moody, sensual, and silky. You can almost smell the spices and see the veils. Very nice track.