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Los Fantasticos - Into The Infinity Tunnel With Los Fantasticosdotdotdotdotdot
artworkWow! Into The Infinity Tunnel With Los Fantasticos is amazing! Incredibly strong arranging and playing, and plenty of original ideas to sink your teeth into.
Picks: The Devil's Interval, Papa Surf, William Tell, Johnny Got Married, Kommissar Of The Surf Guitar, San Telmo, Spied, Redneck, Segovia Says, Feds Under The Bed, Johnny Got Murdered, Night Of The Vampire, Benghazi Rumble

Track by Track Review

The Devil's Interval dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A saucy swank horn, dramatic slow tom toms, and shimmering tremolo guitar ooze a sultry slew of randy sound. It gradually speeds up about half way in to a frenzied and highly infectious pace. Totally great guitar chops and reverb with an infectious rhythm guitar.

Papa Surf dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Papa Surf" has a bit of a pop melody line, a "Wipe Out" break, and several very cool changes. The chop chords are very nice.

William Tell dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rossini's "William Tell Overture" is all decked out in reverb and a delightful rhythm guitar. Great tom tom action and very smooth bass complete this fine track. This is a hard piece to make into a serious surf instro, but Los Fantasticos have certainly done so.

Johnny Got Married dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow dribbled double picked guitar foretells of moody happenings, but once the track opens into full swing, its slow, sort of Klezmer-ish beat and structure give it a romantic charm. Spunk comes on as it speeds up, and the lead turns to double picking. Very nice!

Kommissar Of The Surf Guitar dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The melody is Russian influenced and the pace is lumbering, with angry chords and a splashy lead. Long dribbling glissandos down and up the neck add sparkle to this dramatic track.

San Telmo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Easy surf guitar plays a very cool pattern as the lead delivers a slightly sad melody with a bit of a Mediterranean sound. "San Telmo" sneaks up on you, eventually satisfying fully. This is very dramatic.

Spied dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

reverbed chop chords and a spy melody riff create a hybrid sound that's actually quite original. The melody line is pretty, and the drums and bass really support it all well. The break is shimmering with tremolo and delicate charm. "Spied" is destined for a spy flick.

Redneck dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Cowboy surf beat with a big grin and a delicate melody. "Redneck" is very appealing and fun. The melody is more sophisticated than the title implies, and the muted lines are really cool as they prance above tom toms.

Segovia Says dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Great drums and bass launch this heavy thunder surf thrasher. "Segovia Says" is cool and warm, and those tribal drums really make it work. I found myself humming along.

Feds Under The Bed dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Feds Under The Bed" is more a riff rocker than others here at first, but it soon displays a tasteful melody line and quirky stop-start phrasing. I was a bit ho-hum about this at first, but it very quickly captured my attention.

Johnny Got Murdered dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sad tremolo and low soft tone are haunting as "Johnny Got Murdered" opens. The gentle tom toms and round bass add mood, and the long delicate sustain is an interesting touch. While this is soft and easy, it really demand attention.

Night Of The Vampire dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

traveling along at mid tempo with tremolo and a bit of fuzz, "Night Of The Vampire" is kinda goofy, but in a goof way. Like a delicate Munsters theme, it requires grins, but it's also very sustainable on its own.

Benghazi Rumble dotdotdotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

Angular and mysterious, "Benghazi Rumble" has the complexity and drama of The Insect Surfers, and giant, dissonant tone to deliver the danger. Verging on psychedelic, this is a monster track. Wah wah, great drums, serious arranging, and a sweeping visual sound.