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Django Twango - S/Tdotdotdotdot
artworkThe next generation of Seattle's Deep End rises with a new direction and sounds that are equally well done. Joe Jabon's vision continues to produce surf instrumentals with their own style. This basement demo floes and sounds better than many studio sessions I've heard.
Picks: 007 / Goldfinger, Night In Tunisia, Smoking Panatelas on the Blue Mediterranean Sea, Hawaii Five-0

Track by Track Review


007 / Goldfinger dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rich in reverb and Fender twang, Django Twango pace themselves with the confidence of excellent musicians. No need for rushing when the playing falls in place so well. "007/Goldfinger" ebbs and lows with grace and liquid charm. The swirly modulation to play the bridge adds variety.

Night In Tunisia dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dizzy Gillespi' groovy "Night In Tunisia" first came to light as a surf-instro for rock bands at the hands of Laika and the Cosmonauts. While this arrangement surely was born there, it also has its own charm.

Smoking Panatelas on the Blue Mediterranean Sea dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Miles Corbin's inspired lounge epic "Smoking Panatelas on the Blue Mediterranean" gets a different kind of liquefaction than the Aqua Velvets originated it with. The sultry intend is there, the summer evening on the verandah, and the after dinner deathtube. Very nice.

Hawaii Five-0 dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slowed some from the usual cover, but not as slow and silky as the Mermen, this version of Mort Shuman's TV theme floats on gently rolling swells of echoed guitar and subdued keys. This is quite pretty. That is of course before the second half kicks in with reverb and refined gusto.