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Dirty Fuse - Lost Ridersdotdotdotdot
artworkThis seven incher contains some mighty cool groove wiggles. Powerful, well arranged, nicely portrayed in the aural sense, and inventive. This 4-song ep is the debut release from Dirty Fuse of Athens, Greece. Lost Riders is a seven inch ep, limited edition of 300. I added two additional tracks to the review from their MySpace pages.
Picks: Lost Riders, Look Around, Perfect Device, VU, Surf Lady, Storm

Track by Track Review


Lost Riders dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Dirty rumbling exhaust pipes surround you. Then big guitar chords and rising drums and bass bring forth a fine melody double picked in intense tone. Big drum work and an adventurous melody. "Lost Riders" is an excellent instro.

Look Around dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Guitars tremble in stereo delayed tremolo. A pumping bass line and conventional beat that's very well played. Ample changes, loud tone, and precise double picking. High energy!

Perfect Device dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Stereo throb, big rock beat and grit, and powerful drum. Gritty like Link Wray without the sustain, and intense. For the power alone, "Perfect Device" requires checking out.

VU dotdotdotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

Throbbing tremolo distortion, spooky psychedelic guitar, and superbly arranged bass and drums that give "VU" its necessary foundation. I really like this. It's big, anthemic, Dick Dale-esq at times, and unnerving. Dementia and art merge.

Surf Lady dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Tom toms and bass, a fluid melody layered in several guitar parts, and very engaging. "Surf Lady" is compelling, complex, yet sports surf's simple beauty. The break is very VERY cool.

Storm dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Bass and drum gloom run beneath layered guitars, with some psych edge, some shredding, and some garage snarl. "Storm" is an adventure in textures and layers.