Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Productions de L'Impossibledotdotdot
artworkThis is a label sampler from France's Productions de L'Impossible, featuring 4 tracks from Hawaii Samurai, one of which is not on the new CD.
Picks: Criminal Wave, A Good Day To Die, Proud To Be A Cryptic Surfer, Batman Theme, Club 69

Track by Track Review

Criminal Wave dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thick and grindy, "Criminal Wave" is more of a monster rock instro than surf, though that doesn't mean it's not surf. Double picked intensity and a solid melody, and the drums rock!

A Good Day To Die dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This track is not on The Octopus Incident CD, and is quite good. A relentless surf structure and intense power, with shouts and screaming and dark tone. Very strong!

Proud To Be A Cryptic Surfer dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Insane! The drums roll maniacally, the bas follows suit, and the guitar double picks a relentless circulating melody line, all while shouts permeate the track, leaving one with the feeling it's surf's up at the asylum. That's just the opening verse. The song has a dark melody and even a mournful chorus. This is definitely disturbed.

Batman Theme dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Neil Hefty's TV theme is delivered more harshly than most covers of this song. Intense and loud and dangerous, and lacking the usual silliness of the song. Quite nice.

Club 69 dotdotdot
Ska (Instrumental)

The only other instro on this label sampler is from Two Tone Club. It's a light hearted number with ambiance from a club, though I don;t think it's live. The melody is much smoother and more orchestral than most ska, and as such is a very nice track. Pretty sophisticated in its own way.