Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
King Loser - Caul Of The Outlawdotdotdot
artworkMore diverse, ugly, magnetic, and surf related creativity from New Zealand's primo envelope pushers. I have a soft spot in my heart for these guys & gal. They create some of the gloomiest and ugliest music since Blue Cheer, not that there is any similarity. But, I like their music. There is something special going on here, something that taps into your soul. When they flaunt their surf influences, it can be magical, silly, ludicrous, and powerfully ripping, all at once.
Picks: Alien Presence, New Age Power, Lazenby's Folly, Four From The Dark Side

Track by Track Review


Alien Presence dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Thundering droning ugly in the good way almost melody free instrumental with really magnetic hypnotic goings on - psi-fi pulsating dream.

New Age Power dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Like an edgier version of "Alien Presence," this track has sirenesque guitars screaming, double picking meandering across the aural panorama, hypnotic thunder, and disturbing guitar abuse. When the glissando pans left to right, magic happens. many textures and tones.

Lazenby's Folly dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Vibrato solo guitar, sparse notes, dark tones, shimmering eeriness, and spooky organ way WAY in the back. Scary and surfy.

Four From The Dark Side dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Droning Silver Apples-like structure, didgeridoo keys, space tweakings, and
underwater nightmares. Dark, brooding, and ominous.