Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: CyberPUNK Fictiondotdotdot
artworkThis is mondo bizarre. The reproduction/parody of the Pulp Fiction artwork is amazing. They even went to the degree of replacing all of the dialog segments with new computer network banter. It's hilarious! The music here is definitely NOT surf as you know it, but every surf instro from the film is covered in the cyber punk programmed vein. It's quite disturbing tweaky fun.
Picks: Misirlou, Bustin' Surfboards, Bullwinkle Part II, Comanche, Surf Rider

Track by Track Review


Misirlou dotdotdotdot
Cyber Surf (Instrumental)

Thrashy swirly big kick boom wah under lightweight melody lines from deep inside your processor heart. The melody is very recognizable, and the effects seem to add to the mix. Dick Dale would faint! This is a very gloomy and addictive cover.

Bustin' Surfboards dotdotdot
Cyber Surf (Instrumental)

Now, this is hard to recognize. Percussive, sequenced, dark, dangerous, and with so little of the melody remaining. The morphology is so complete here, that you'll have to stand way back from your monitors to detect the source. Yikes.

Bullwinkle Part II dotdotdot
Cyber Surf (Instrumental)

This is most certainly a watery thump dominated tweak and stomp utter reinterpretation of the Centurions' "Bullwinkle Part II." The songs in there alright, but it's so thoroughly transformed that it might as well not be. Heavy and thunderous.

Comanche dotdotdotdot
Cyber Surf (Instrumental)

This is more recognizable, and as such, it becomes a really interesting treatment of the song. The Revels version is way cool, and this is too. It changes "Comanche" from an intensely cool tribal rage to an eerie futurist gloom and doom thunder wagon. Amazing.

Surf Rider dotdotdot
Cyber Surf (Instrumental)

The Lively Ones great "Surf Rider" graces the closing credits of the film. It's fluid and big and glorious. If you invert that, pump up the thump, add new lines and speed up the old ones, you might get near this. I recognize it only if I know it's there. Amazing!