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Nova Surfer - Surfdom For The 21st Century (Demos 2004)dotdotdot
artworkNova Surfer play original music with a modern sound and a structure that is a merger of rock and surf and blues.
Picks: Mutiny In Space, Electro Gun, Big Planet, Pluto, Body Surfer, Hip Knox, Rio Jara, Robotplanet

Track by Track Review

Mutiny In Space dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Fast paced, organ swirling, guitar rock-toned. The vibrato throb verse is very interesting aurally. The melody is effective and the drama too. haunting and sometimes intense.

Electro Gun dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a rhythmic aggro instro with a punky drums beat and big swimming whammy chords. The riff is basic, but effective, and the organ adds a swirly carnival edge.

Big Planet dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Chop chord rhythm and an adventurous melody line in a big guitar format. "Big Planet" is interesting and fun in a future rock sorta way. Double picked nervous energy and bog chords.

Pluto dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Angular nervous intrusions into the calm that was your life. "Pluto" is like becoming aware that you're just not normal any longer. Disturbing and large.

Body Surfer dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Body Surfer" is a smooth mid tempo rock instro with a hint of surf and a lot of rock influence. Bluesy organ and distortion guitar work. The melody line is fine.

Hip Knox dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Big drama and relentless riffology forged with two guitars playing against each other. Quite unmelodic, but attractive like a disaster you are drawn to.

Rio Jara dotdotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

"Rio Jara" is a splendid track with an almost spaghetti western melody and a great rhythm track. Big, double picked, charming in a harsh way. The sustain and throb of the track are intense. Very cool.

Robotplanet dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

The splashiest thing here, "Robotplanet" sports long wet chords and tuff edge. More about thickness than anything else, but the melody is haunting and the effects well executed.