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Los Derrumbes - TikiBot Attacks!dotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a fine set of surf instros from Los Derrumbes. A few appear nowhere else. Rich sound and excellent writing. Well worth seeking out.
Picks: Buffalo, MK-II, No Tengo Tabla, En Tierra Fertil, Krakatoa, The Whip, Sham, Action, Atlon, Viva Las Vegas

Track by Track Review


Buffalo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Buffalo" opens with a dynamite version of "Harlem Nocturne" based on the Viscounts killer version, but after one verse, Los Derrumbes launch into a rockin' romp with a great rolling drum beat. High energy fun and cowboy good times!

MK-II dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Wonderful whammy chords and a down-on-the-docks feeling, amped with rockin' drums. "MK-II" is a very spunky track with no shortage of energy and fun.

No Tengo Tabla dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"No Tengo Tabla" rocks and pumps like a true frat rocker turned surf. Great glissandos and driving energy.

En Tierra Fertil dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"En Tierra Fertil" is a haunting number with a rich low tone, a spaghetti western feeling and surf whammy. Its picturesque melody is engaging, carrying you along as it flows. Very nice track!

Krakatoa dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Krakatoa" is a dark surf instro in a roughly traditional arrangement and style. It sports a huge sound driven by compression, reverb, aggressive energy, and splash. Very cool!

The Whip dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Introduced by a sexual sounding whipping, "The Whip" immediately rocks. Incredible drums, a solid riff, and a lot of energy. It catches you immediately and does not let go.

Sham dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a stomping number with a robotic beat and great surf twang. Intense and liquid drenched guitars supported by great drums and solid bass. I like this a lot.

Action dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The theme from the TV show cried out take me where the action is! Sparkling and fun, with dripping reverb and twang.

Atlon dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a soft and spooky number enhanced with tape echoed weirdness. Ghostly graveyard imagery and panned delay, coupled with a mushy distant sound, create an after midnight feeling. Cool drums!

Viva Las Vegas dot
Surf (Instrumental)

Talk about uplifting bounce. Los Derrumbes pump and grin thru "Viva Las Vegas" as if the are on their way to the slots right now. Great energy and spirit!