Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|Lost At Sea presents four tracks from four diverse bands. No traditionalists here. The songs are all solid and worth chasing down. Three cool instros and one tuff vocal called "Grow Fins" from Australia's Tommys.|
Picks: Cobra Snake Neck Tie, Pipemind, Brainwave
Track by Track Review
Rock Surf (Instrumental)
"Cobra Snake Neck Tie" is a dark song with some interesting guitar nuggets and an almost morose sound. A bit jam-like at times, but certainly more than that. Though this is a track sure named after the line in Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love," it has nothing else in common with thee rock 'n' roll originator.
Psi-Fi Surf (Instrumental)
Two guitars trade off playing the melody riff while a third plays a damped surf rhythm and glissandoes. "Pipemind" is a short (:44) track with solid bass rumble and excellent drums.
Pozor Vlak's "Brainwave" is a combination of exotic and robotic. No, it's not machine music, but the contrast between the guitar tone and the percussion creates the impression of machines on holiday in the Middle East. It's mysterious, deadly, and engaging.