Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe - Vol. 1dotdotdot
artworkSeven songs from the bands appearing at this festival, available for download from Reverb Brasil.
Picks: Estrume'n'tal - Baja, Frank Simata - Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe, Go! - Robotic Leisure, Kozmic Gorillas - Surf Panic!, Limbonautas - Dick Dale Na Terra Da Ipioca, Netunos - 120, Stanley Dix - Giro Magneto Gravitacional

Track by Track Review

Estrume'n'tal - Baja dotdotdotdot
Thick Intense Surf (Instrumental)

OK, you can just imagine what Lee Hazelwood's "Baja" sounds like... well, probably note. Surf guitar lead, ultra crunch metal rhythm, and solid bass and drums. very powerful, yet delicate. Amazing!

Frank Simata - Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Primeiro Campeonato Mineiro de Surfe" is a gutsy riff rocker with splash cords and simplicity. The break is slower and really cool! Structurally, it's not too distant from surf's roots, but it's all modern garage surf.

Go! - Robotic Leisure dotdotdot
Robot (Instrumental)

A swirly guitar presents a robot tone as the automatons relax. Like a heavy mechanical vacation, "Robotic Leisure" is both light hearted and a little gloomy.

Kozmic Gorillas - Surf Panic! dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Surf Panic!" is a fun song on its way to coolness. The performance is a bit rough and demo-like. It is likely really good live, and with time, I would expect it to evolve into one tuff surf instro! The revolving riff is inventive and engaging.

Limbonautas - Dick Dale Na Terra Da Ipioca dotdotdotdot
Punk Surf (Instrumental)

Howling guitar and double picked fury with punk attack and just plain nasty assaultive drive. "Dick Dale Na Terra Da Ipioca" pays definite homage to the man with a verse from "Hava Nagila " and requisite shouts a la "Miserlou." Pretty tuff!

Netunos - 120 dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

A car starts up and squeals off. The audio is not very good, with a thin distorted artificial sounding stereo sound, yet the punkoidal energy of the performance and thrash nature of the flying notes carries it off. "120" grows on you despite it all.

Stanley Dix - Giro Magneto Gravitacional dotdotdot
Dark Surf (Instrumental)

A dark riff pumps out warnings of danger just beyond that outsider. More than riff-rock, less than melodic, yet compelling. There's something almost future-morbid about it.