Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Cavaliers - Demosdotdotdotdot
artworkDescended from The Wangs, The Cavaliers are just superb. Loud, aggressive, chunky, reverb drenched, and relentless. 'Nuff said!
Picks: Electric Carpet, Sister Solitude, Thunder Boogie, Arabian Nights, Le Ride Du Judgment Dernier, Elephant, Imhotep, Les Cavaliers De l'Apocalypse

Track by Track Review


Electric Carpet dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Electric Carpet" is a fiery number with double picked reverb and great drums. The long bass notes go almost unnoticed, but they are essential to the way this works. Giant energy and loud twang.

Sister Solitude dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Loud and dramatic, with huge guitar... "Sister Solitude" is structurally more of a riff rocker than a surf instro, with big chords and no real melody in most parts, yet it's really hard not to be carried along by the shear size of the chords and intensity.

Thunder Boogie dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A cycling riff is driven to a double picked frenzy with high energy drums and relentless bass thunder. There's no rest while "Thunder Boogie" pounds your shore. Loud, aggressive, and overwhelming.

Arabian Nights dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Middle eastern guitar licks delivered on tuff muted notes with the edge and drive of punk and the panache of surf. "Arabian Nights" is a total gas!

Le Ride Du Judgment Dernier dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"The Ride Of Last Judgment" is dramatic and very cool, with splendid glissandos and an undulating beat. Splashy, intense, and dramatic, but also tribal and exotic.

Elephant dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Elephant" rocks and rolls with a cool muted verses and double picked verses too. Its break is drum focused and really cool! What begins with a frat rock impression evolves rapidly into a dramatic tribal monster. I particularly like mid section. Very good track.

Imhotep dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

raucous drums and big splashing guitar rippin' through a middle eastern melody line. Very fast double picking in a garage somewhere near you. "Imhotep" is a exercise in reverb delight.

Les Cavaliers De l'Apocalypse dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Riders Of The Apocalypse" is a charging number with serious short board energy and aggression, and a fine melody riff. Heavy, loud, and relentless! You're drained by the time it's over!