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Magnum 500 - The Forbidden Sounds of...dotdotdot
artworkMagnum 500 is a project of Dean Micetich, whose prior life was as Kid Rocker. This is a 4 song ep of dark Link Wray inspired instros. Heavy and very murky.
Picks: Talking Pipes, Maximum Dutch, Hobie McGregor, Talking Pipes

Track by Track Review


Talking Pipes dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Talking Pipes" is a murky reverbed Link Wray inspired howler used in a Guinness ad in Europe. Riff rock with heavy fuzz made a bit surfy via track-wide digital reverb on the guitar. dark and scary.

Maximum Dutch dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is a monster of dark charging long sustain rock. The extreme reverb on the second guitar sometimes obscures the melody guitar, or perhaps the murky one is the lead. Either way, "Maximum Dutch" is a rockin' power chord thrasher.

Hobie McGregor dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

A heavy surf rhythm and extra murky reverb wash run along side a simple lead that's compelling despite being very low in the mix. Slightly Japanese, and very nasty.

Talking Pipes dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Talking Pipes" is a murky reverbed Link Wray inspired howler used in a Guinness ad in Europe. Riff rock with heavy fuzz made a bit surfy via track-wide digital reverb on the guitar. dark and scary. This is the same source track as the first, but is significantly longer.