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Kenny Haining - Silver Screen Surf EPdotdotdot
artworkThis four-sing ep is an interesting experiment in the conversion of film scores to surf. Most work quite well, and all of the arrangements are certainly original.
Picks: Imperial Surf, Roarke's Drift, Let's Rocky, The Surfather

Track by Track Review


Imperial Surf dotdotdotdot
Movie Surf (Instrumental)

This is an inventive interpretation of "The Imperial March," with big drama and splashy sci-fi affects. Sweeping sound and speedy licks, uncomfortable tension, and dark imagery.

Roarke's Drift dotdotdot
Movie Surf (Instrumental)

Exotic percussion and reverbed chop chords, a very cool bass line, and dramatic drums. This highly original arrangement is fun and quirky, with a spatial sound. The chorus chants hint of Enio Morrecone.

Let's Rocky dotdot
Movie Surf (Instrumental)

Right from the intro call, this is kinda goofy. It's a corded song that's much more about the source and feel than a song.

The Surfather dotdotdot
Movie Surf (Instrumental)

There are lot's of surf interpretations of "The Godfather." This is quite original, with exotic percussion and dry guitar tone. The combination of the percussion and the mix give this a wholly unique sound and attractive edge.