Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Dead Rocks - Tiki Twist
|This ep sports four new tracks from one of Brazil's most original and traditionally based surfbands. There are plans in the works for Dead Rocks to play the US next summer, and I can't wait!|
Picks: Tiki Twist, El Bongo, Center Of The Universe, L'Espion Invisible En Vacances
Track by Track Review
From a dark version of the sort of stylistic flair that "California Sun" exudes, "" merges the limitless heroism of "Bat Man" and amped glissandos with reverb splash and coolness. It's a track that isn't particularly "twist' stylistically, but is very cool surf.
"El Bongo" is a stomp kind track with a softly fluid melody line and simplicity of construction. It's simply a good listen in a basic surf style.
Up tempo and full of panoramic surf imagery, coupled with thick whammy chords, "Center Of The Universe" is an epic tale of travel across great expanses in search of the ultimate curl. It's a very cool track!
L'Espion Invisible En Vacances
Built on a variant of the classic "Pipeline" rhythm pattern, "L'Espion Invisible En Vacances" is an dangerous track with lots of cool stuff happening, from the string swipes to the nerve-splitting lines and muted long slow glissandos. It is dark and threatening, with a wondrous attraction. very cool!