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Les Fantomes - Archimede / Lover's Guitar / Le Grand Depart / Reflexiondotdotdot
artworkThis is a solid ep from 1962 with four tracks from their LP. Of particular note is "Le Grand Depart."
Picks: Archimede, Lover's Guitar, Le Grand Depart, Reflexion

Track by Track Review


Archimede dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Archimede" employs echo for delay, and big twang in a part country, part Shadows style that's endearing. Pretty nice.

Lover's Guitar dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Muted echoed guitar with spatial acoustic reverb launches a bouncy, soaring song with grace and a cool melody line. Very nice track.

Le Grand Depart dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Le Grand Depart" has a loud twang that's haunting and desert like. There's a lot of drama here, as well as excellent arranging. With the kind of spaghetti ethics achieved by King Of Hawaii, and the sweeping epic sound of period twang, the song is very engaging and enjoyable.

Reflexion dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is one pretty song, with stunning guitar tone and a gentle flow. Also called "Logic," "Reflexion" has a bit of island beauty, and just a hint of sadness.