Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Les Fantomes - Les Yeux Noirs / Caravane / Elle Est Bien Bonne / Stone Citydotdotdotdot
artworkThis is a great ep, with three very strong tracks. Most interesting is the unusual arrangement of "Caravan."
Picks: Les Yeux Noirs, Caravane, Stone City

Track by Track Review


Les Yeux Noirs dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is a classy rockin' cover of Yevhen Hrebinka's "Dark Eyes." Great drums and guitar playing with pumping bass. Really nice.

Caravane dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is an unusual arrangement of Duke Ellington's "Caravan." It's slower and more delicate in some ways, but is not at all restrained in delivery. The bongos and raspy sax add a beat generation edge to this cool cover.

Elle Est Bien Bonne dotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"It Is Quite Good" is a kinda goofy sorta country number with haunted laughter. It's not melodic, just jammy and juvenile.

Stone City dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Stone City" portrays a sad western image atop a galloping rhythm section. Its spaghetti influence is fairly clear, and the muted reverb lead guitar in the break adds surf to the mix. Very cool!