Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Embalo R - Embalo Rdotdot
artworkThis album is mostly pallid pop translated, but there are two very decent instros with surf as part of their structure and sound. A cruddy mono mix buries the lead guitar, but you can hear the influences. Guitar, trumpet, bass and drums from 1967.
Picks: Cuore Matto, Prova De Fogo

Track by Track Review


Cuore Matto dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

Muted rhythm guitar, trumpet, very cool drums, and a very pleasant melody create a near surf Latin image. The guitar eventually plays some surfable notes as well. This is a fine hybrid of garage, surf, and bullfight.

Prova De Fogo dotdotdot
Near Surf (Instrumental)

This is more like a rock instro, though there are surfable passages from the lead guitar, which is very low in the mix. "Prova De Fogo" is more punchy than "Cuore Matto," but similar in sound and using the same arrangement.