Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Al Hotchkiss - Holy Smokes! It's Al Hotchkiss!dotdot
artworkNot 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 dotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

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.

Flores dotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

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 dotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

"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.

High Noon dotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

Drone and psychedelic misfiring synapses with no particular direction. Just a wash of uneasy sounds.

City In My Dreams dotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

Acoustic gentility and simplicity in progressions. Pretty and moody, but not very interesting.