Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Papa O' - Back From Spacedotdotdot
artworkThis Swiss band is an odd combo of California Beach sound and country, with a little surf here and there. It's not for the hard core surf fan, but if you appreciate well played lap steel and country melodies, this will please you.
Picks: Let's Sing Our Song, Sleep Walk, Home Free, Ijus Och Varme, Cherokee, The Power Of Love, The Old Spinning Wheel, Space Truck, Cool Street, La Traviata

Track by Track Review


Let's Sing Our Song dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Lap steel country, a fine melody and tight performance. Open road long haul whine and dine. very nice.

Sleep Walk dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

A competent recording of "Sleep Walk" without the lap steel. very pretty and warm, and very well played. It's strange to hear the laps steel carrying backup duty on this track.

Home Free dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

A kinda big guitar dramatic country tune here, with a fine riff and delicate and artful playing. Very pretty and melodic, with surfy whammy.

Ijus Och Varme dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

With a melody a little like "Cottonfields," this sports a sad country sound and gentle afternoon feel. Very pretty.

Cherokee dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

A typical cowboy beat and an infectious melody played very well and nicely mixed. This has some of the feel of surf about it despite its obvious country roots. Quite nice.

The Power Of Love dotdotdot
MOR Country (Instrumental)

Very slow country MOR, sporting a pretty melody and a fluffy backtrack, and some nicely vibratoed rhythm guitar.

The Old Spinning Wheel dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Billy Hill's classic playful track is delivered with spark and flair. Very clean, and quite enjoyable. Pure country, but with great spunk and cool drums.

Space Truck dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Long haul space cowboy music for the open highway. Big lap steel twang and whine, and lots of playful flair.

Cool Street dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Soft slow country waltzorama, romantic and melodic, and sweet.

La Traviata dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Yes, really, and set to lap steel, with a sense of the surf and the afternoon sweetness of orange blossoms. Quite beautiful.