Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Escape Velocity - Merry Christmas
|Escape Velocity hail from Ohio. This CD-R contains only two tracks, but they show promise. One is a holiday song, the other a four minute epic about living the surf life. I'd like to hear more from this band.|
Picks: Frosty The Snowman, Surf Till You Die
Track by Track Review
Xmas Surf (Instrumental)
Big whammy greets the punters as Escape Velocity deliver a moderately paced Christmas surf tune. It's not inspired or really different exactly, but it's very pleasing and the damped reverbed rhythm guitar is neatly offset by the whirling keys. It all takes on a spacy surf air. Nice job, lads.
"Surf Till You Die" rolls down the coast highway in search of surf. It's fluid melody and the bands smooth delivery invoke images of optimistic sunrise safaris. Several guitar tones come into play along the way, adding a sense of journey to the song. It has some of the same imagery as projected by "Lonely Road" (Mermen), but it is slower. It ends with a single verse narrated vocal about the surf. Very cool track.