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The Malibooz - Beach Accessdotdotdotdot
artworkFour excellent surf instros are to be found in this new release from the Malibooz. As always, the vocal material is steeped in the California sound, and is very well done. The Malibooz and the Surfin' Lungs are the two bands that do this well today. These guys go all the way back to "the day," when it was all new.
Picks: Shredder, Faceoff At Dana Point, Bel Mar Bolero, Glassoff

Track by Track Review


Shredder dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rhythmic and thick, "Shredder" sports a fine lead line and lots of chunk. Smooth, yet fluid like green tubes at the edge of a storm. It's not often a chorus adds to a surf instro, but it does here. A really cool track!

Faceoff At Dana Point dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Traditional surf chunk rhythms and a threatening rhythm guitar line, plus ominous lead work. This is a very unusual track, with an interesting blend of unrestrained power boom and glistening surf.

Bel Mar Bolero dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Pumped up with harmonics and tuff surf rhythms, "Bel Mar Bolero" is a strong power surf track. Thick and driven with excellent drums, this grabs your attention and holds it, wearing you out by the time it's over. Excellent!

Glassoff dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Whistlin' and tribal drums open into shimmering guitar playing a moody melody line over a slow prom beat. Semi ominous, yet bonfire on the beach romantic. "Glassoff" is a nice track for sure.