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Daniel Lanois - Sling Blade [Soundtrack]dotdotdotdot
artworkBesides being a very powerful film about a proud and tragic character struggling to survive his destiny and the ignorance around him, Daniel Lanois has recorded some very good guitar instrumental music that permeates the soundtrack. While none of this is surf, with a little imagination, you can hear what a good surf band could (should) do with this material. There's also one totally killer super distorted monster track. So, go see or rent the movie and check it out. You just might find it fits your CD collection as well as it fits mine.
Picks: Bettina, Lonely One, Blue Waltz, Orange Kay

Track by Track Review


Bettina dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A slow sinewy guitar solo. With a bunch of reverb, and a band, this could be quite a tasty lazy day surf tune. Very pretty.

Lonely One dotdotdot
Surf (Vocal)

Holy shimmer Batman...what gorgeous vibrato guitar. Very slow and deliberate. It's a vocal, but, hey! if you kill the voice, it could be a grand blue lagoon surf track, like maybe Ben Vaughn would do.

Blue Waltz dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow and sultry, this guitar number has edge and intensity, and major amounts of imagery. Really cool track... Played at triple time on a Strat through an outboard, it would shred! This is quite nice.

Orange Kay dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big guitar distortion, cool echoic effects, major square wave fuzz, bitchin' backtrack, and big BIG sound. Edge and thunder!