Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Brasil Instro/Surf Vol. 1dotdotdotdot
artworkFour diverse Brazilian bands with one song each on this hot little seven-inch ep. Great stuff well worth exploring. Three os these bands have graced reverb Central for a while with their excellent recordings. Psicotropicos De-Luxe remains highly illusive. I'd love to hear their albums.
Picks: Autoramas - Multiball, The Dead Rocks - Crash Crash Crash Again, Psicotropicos Deluxe - O Monstro De 1000 Olhos, Super Stereo Surf - Fuga das Galinhas

Track by Track Review


Autoramas - Multiball dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The dark yet poppy sound of Autoramas is expressed through a circling melody riff in various textures, some disturbed, some more normal. Its a very unusual song with a mix employing some "remix" techniques. Very cool!

The Dead Rocks - Crash Crash Crash Again dotdotdotdot
Heavy Surf (Instrumental)

"Crash" is intense and yet restrained somehow. Great drums and stop-start energy, intensely relentless. Harsh double picked guitar shimmers with edge. Did I mention the drums here? Superb!

Psicotropicos Deluxe - O Monstro De 1000 Olhos dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Psicotropicos Deluxe are a diverse sounding band with one foot in punk and one where ever it lands. This is a unique track with character and edge, and significant chemistry. Imaginative.

Super Stereo Surf - Fuga das Galinhas dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Smooth and warm in some ways, this track paints a picture of unscripted tropical adventure in baggies. "Fuga das Galinhas" is a light summery track with an engaging melody and solid surf rhythm.