Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Six String Samurai [Soundtrack]dotdotdot
artworkThis indie film features a score half from the Red Elvises, including four surf instros, and half from Brian Tyler, half of which is surf or spaghetti western incidental music. Really cool stuff.
Picks: Love Pipe, A Mother's Hand / Buddy, Fly Away Butterfly, Hungarian Dance #5, Astro, Leech, Sacred Funeral, Sahara Burn, Surfing In Siberia [Miserlou], Dragging A Fallen Hero, Dueling Guitars

Track by Track Review

Love Pipe dotdotdotdot
Siberian Surf (Instrumental)

Big tom-tom driven number with really cool guitar lines. There's a bit of "The Munsters" in the mix, and a taste of the rockabilly. The folk dance beat is totally infectious. Wow!

A Mother's Hand / Buddy dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

"A Mother's Hand" is a silky and moody bell-like introduction to "Buddy," which is a slow and spaghetti western flavored guitar instro.

Fly Away Butterfly dotdotdotdot
Siberian Surf (Instrumental)

This is a mighty short incidental guitar piece that could well be developed into an entire work. It's melody underlies the Red Elvises' "Boogie On The Beach."

Hungarian Dance #5 dotdotdot
Folkabilly (Instrumental)

Traditional melody, tasty guitar instro until about half way through, when the lads come in with the "la-la-la's" and more funage. Very infectious performance.

Astro dotdotdot
Siberian Surf (Instrumental)

This is a really cools and moody piece, Russian surfy and twisted with bottle neck weirdness. Spooky ambiance and melodic fluidity.

Leech dotdotdot
Deliverance (Instrumental)

Cowboy banjo surf, deliverance breakdown beach trauma... totally fun.

Sacred Funeral dotdotdot
Deliverance (Instrumental)

A short burst of surf and grodie parlor haunting. Would be a cool tune if fleshed out.

Sahara Burn dotdotdot
Deliverance (Instrumental)

Stunning Russian surf and soul, with great balalaika and near aboriginal chants.

Surfing In Siberia [Miserlou] dotdotdotdotdot
Russian Surf (Instrumental)

Totally bitchin elongated version of thee surf classico, with some really cool balalaika noodling, and ample angst. Their approach is a blend of surf and Russian trad folk styles. It's very refreshing to hear something really different done with this song.

Dragging A Fallen Hero dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Kettle drums and haunting spaghetti western melody on a fine sounding guitar. Short, but worth a listen.

Dueling Guitars dotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

This is a surfy pounder, with heavy metal lead licks and cool grodie bass lines. A nice blend of incongruous sounds.