Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Swingin' Singlesdotdotdot
artworkThis label comp includes a umber of instros, which are mostly unrelated to surf, with 4 exceptions, the most obvious of which are by Messer Chups.
Picks: Messer Chups - Intro Monstro Crescendo, Devil Exit From Fashion, Polivox Box + Garage, Lee Rosevere - Lavender Hip Mob

Track by Track Review


Messer Chups - Intro Monstro Crescendo dotdotdot
Machine Surf (Instrumental)

Echoed theremin sci-fi weirdness, samples, sound effects, and more. The rhythm guitar grits out a variant of the pattern from Armageddon's "Buzzard," the bass pumps, the reverb drips, and more. This is modern electro spam with roots in surf and Keith Relf. You don't have to like this sort of fabrication to dig the melding incongruities.

Messer Chups - Devil Exit From Fashion dotdotdot
Machine Surf (Instrumental)

Part sequenced, part surf, part dungeon depression, "Devil Exit From Fashion" sports some groovy reverb splash and very long feedback sustain. Lovely surf chords contradict the in-the-box production. In the end, it's surfable in a bleak warehouse sort of way.

Messer Chups - Polivox Box + Garage dotdotdot
Machine Surf (Instrumental)

Dank and depressed, yet slightly upbeat via the glissandos and guitar trembles. "Polivox Box + Garage" is what might happen in a world where Casio is king and the beach still calls to the soul. Quite interesting.

Lee Rosevere - Lavender Hip Mob dotdotdot
Machine Surf (Instrumental)

This is an interesting blend of surf guitar, machine beats, and modern fluff. A few narrated nothings interrupt the shore break groove, but still the groove persists. Not quite instrumental, but coastal and friendly.