Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Al Hotchkiss - Holy Smokes! It's Al Hotchkiss!
|Not one of Al Hotchkiss' more interesting projects, but there are a couple of examples of surf guitar infused with psychedelic swirls.|
Picks: The Girl In The Red Dress, Flores, A Red Voodoo Skull, High Noon, City In My Dreams
Track by Track Review
The Girl In The Red Dress
This is a dark psycho wash of layered guitars, or just many treatments of the same guitar panned left and right. "The Girl In The Red Dress" is a guitar solo laden with swirling effects, phasing, delays, and much more.
Here's an oceanic number with a haunting foggy sound, like a sad remembrance on a forsaken beach. The guitars float on a desolate seascape like driftwood on a post-storm river mouth. There's a slight vocal midway.
"A Red Voodoo Skull" is a mortician's psycho swirl with surf guitar ringing in the curl. much too unchanging, but a very interesting blend of surf and hallucinogenics for the recently departed.
Drone and psychedelic misfiring synapses with no particular direction. Just a wash of uneasy sounds.
City In My Dreams
Acoustic gentility and simplicity in progressions. Pretty and moody, but not very interesting.