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The Concaves - Alive From The Red Triangle (advance)dotdotdotdot
artworkSix fine instros and as many cool vocals about the surfing life are commingled on Alive From The Red Triangle. This is a major step forward for Santa Cruz's The Concaves. A very strong modern surf CD!
Picks: Quick Releashed, Surf-n-Beer Run, Sunset At Mitchell, Surfers Prayer, Red Triangle, Under Cover

Track by Track Review

Quick Releashed dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

the rhythm track to "Quick Releashed" is very motion oriented. It carries along at an open road clip with optimism. Edgy glissandos and an excellent melody line are delivered with spunk and style. Great track!

Surf-n-Beer Run dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a rousing anthem about the trek to replenishment. Cool whammy chords, great energy, modern tone, and plenty o energy. "Surf-n-Beer Run" is thickly layered, has some very bright moments, and never lets up.

Sunset At Mitchell dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Sunset At Mitchell" is gorgeous track. Liquid whammy shimmers in the sunset glow of an island lagoon. The melody is lush, and the ambiance very effective. I like this a lot!

Surfers Prayer dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surfers Prayer" saunters across the quiet waters, calling to your inner sense of adventure. many nifty licks and long sustained notes. The use of echo is superb. Excellent!

Red Triangle dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Red Triangle" is a rockin' cool track with infectious rhythms and a splendid melody riff. Slower passages separate the aggressive rhythmic power verses. This is big rock candy for the curl!

Under Cover dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great drum action throughout, very cool guitar licks, long shallow whammy chords, and brash energy. "Under Cover" sneaks up on you. By the time you realize, you're hooked!