Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
85 Decibels - 85 Decibels (demo)dotdotdotdot
artworkTortillas, border rock, surf, and Pacifico. Two fine instros here. Sadly, there's no studio disc from 85 Decibels.
Picks: The Kraken, El Santo

Track by Track Review


The Kraken dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The tentacled ones are rising, and you're in danger. Well, maybe they just want to take you to dinner. "The Kraken" is an easy flowing number with moody bass and a delicate lead guitar. The rhythm guitar is dramatic in a quiet way, and the drums sophisticated. The track rises from its easy beginnings to a mid tempo surfer with a catchy melody riff. Quite nice, and it grows on you as it evolves.

El Santo dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is Mexican instro with a dramatic spoken intro. "El Santo" is kinda fuzzed, and basically a riff rocker, but it's quite fun, and the double picked lines are very cool. This live recording leaves you wanting a good studio take. Quite cool!