Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: My Summer Lovedotdotdot
artworkThis 2001 release includes three instrumentals worth checking out, plus the cool vocal "Surfin' Johnny" by Strawberry Mud Pie!. the rest is Japanese girl garage, with all that tends to mean these days.
Picks: Lonesome Emperor - Theme Part 1, Theme Part 2, Makinikarisu - Italian Fuzz

Track by Track Review


Lonesome Emperor - Theme Part 1 dotdotdotdot
Urban Surf (Instrumental)

A few moreorless spoken lines linger here and there in this unusual track. Surf guitar chords pan across the soundscape over a dismal urban hip-hop beat. It's pretty darn interesting and unique.

Lonesome Emperor - Theme Part 2 dotdotdot
Acoustic (Instrumental)

This is a very delicate acoustic follow-on to the first track that gradually sees the distant rise of the surf guitar. It has the kind of sad sound that spaghetti westerns can be so good at.

Makinikarisu - Italian Fuzz
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Ugly feedback, thick dark fuzz, lumbering beat, Italian keys... yup, "Italian Fuzz" delivers what it promises. The organ lead is cyclic and semi-psychedelic, while the extra dirty fuzz grates at the edges of your senses. Dark, yet somehow captivating.