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The Oscillators - Incog-Neat-O!dotdotdot
artworkThis 1999 release somehow escaped under my radar. There are three instros here. Surf influenced garage pop with loud mastering and unrelenting energy.
Picks: Incog-Neat-O!, A Day At The Races, Doug Buggy

Track by Track Review


Incog-Neat-O! dotdotdotdot
Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

The shore is gently lapped by the sea as "Incog-Neat-O!" opens. The melody is on the mysterious side, with a touch of middle eastern influence. The swirly organ on the right and guitar off to the right detracts from focus some, but the song is really cool!

A Day At The Races dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Compared to the other two instros here, "A Day At The Races" is a relatively uninteresting track with little melody, relying heavily on loudness and screaming engines.

Doug Buggy dotdotdot
Go-Go Surf (Instrumental)

A grode glissando and grumbly bass launch this twangster with surf feel. Minimal surf progressions, loud sound, and intense unchanging energy. The dry muted rhythm is pretty cool.