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The Closet Surfers - Surf Waredotdotdot
artworkLike their first CD, this is way far outside the envelope, but a decent bet for an ambient filler to an afternooner. New age tropical light weight easy listening instros.
Picks: A Second Before You Wake, Scrambler, Summer Gill, Wild As The Sea, Surf This, 1.5 Mile Drive, Shark Song, Surf News, What's All The Fuss About, Dew Da Who-La, Stranded, 4.5 Mile Drive, Surf Dogs

Track by Track Review


A Second Before You Wake dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Reggae beats, keyboard playfulness, and tropical steel drum leads. Kinda weird, kinda neat, kinda curious.

Scrambler dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

John Blakeley and Walter Georis of the Sandals wrote this. It's not like their version, but it sports some energy and some reggae interpretations. The lead is quite subdued, and when combined with the Jamaican arrangement, well... it's all too much. Cool as an alternative to lounge.

Summer Gill dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Smurph's up, dude! "Summer Gill" floats a very pretty mood on the eys, and some squishy fills too. Too slushy for me.

Wild As The Sea dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

John Blakeley and Walter Georis of the Sandals wrote this. They made it sing. here, the drums seem too pumped for the melody, but do work with the subdued fuzz guitar and keyboard warpage. Way strange and moody.

Surf This dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Actual guitar licks and drums, and tropical percussion. What an unusual track. Rhythmic and friendly.

1.5 Mile Drive dotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Waiting for the dawn or the rain, watching the grass grow... you get the picture.

Shark Song dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Too shallow at the opening, but fun like the Square Roots once it breaks into the body of the song. Nifty ska based coolness.

Surf News dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Slowish funky beat, keyboard slides and warps, and gutty guitar simulations under a thin guitar lead playing a nice little surfy melody.

What's All The Fuss About dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Funk bunk. Tweaky guitar. I'm not sure about this at all.

Dew Da Who-La dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Thick distant rhythms, log drums, mystic island images, and sweeping panoramic keyboards... a film score kinda track.

Stranded dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Extremely fluffy track, with delicate guitar work and ample space.

4.5 Mile Drive dotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

New age filler, at least it doesn't cut it for me.

Surf Dogs dotdotdot
New Age Tropical Surf (Instrumental)

Acoustic solo guitar and a very pretty though slightly sad melody. Quite friendly. It breaks into a more aggressive second half, like a variation on the "Endless Summer" idea. Fun.