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The Dustaphonics - Party Girldotdotdotdot
England's Dustaphonics blend tones and rhythms and styles from surf and go-go and old school club soul. This release includes four instro, two of which are very cool!
Picks: Showman Twang Tiki Gods, Shotdown Popcorn, Take It From Diddley

Track by Track Review


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Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

Syncopated dark reverb, drums. and keys is a sort of go-go format. The soul side of go-go provides the foundation, while the guitar tone and occasional double picking connects with surf. Way more go-go than surf, including the over-reliance on chord progressions.

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Surf (Instrumental)

With influences from "Malaguena," this song features strong, dark surf guitar liberated from Larry Weed's "Moment Of Truth." "Showman Twang Tiki Gods" is a solid surf instro. The organ is subdued, and the power rhythm dominates.

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Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

Plinky piano, reverb crashes, jammy structures, strong drums, and booming bass. "Shotdown Popcorn" has some bright surf guitar moments and some go-go dominated passages.

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Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

Bo Diddley's writhing chords are rocked out with tremolo and superb drums. The sax blasts in the wash - not out front at all. It's a strange mix that's all about the rhythm. Great drums, and occasional samples from the man himself. Any nod to the progenitor of rock 'n' roll is OK by me.