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Los Peyotes - Psychotic Reactiondotdotdot
artworkArgentina's Los Peyotes are a rockin' garage band that sometimes play surf-based instrumentals. Psychotic Reaction includes 4 such excursions.
Picks: Psicosis V, El Corredor Quemado, El Loco De La Rute, Navajo

Track by Track Review


Psicosis V dotdotdot
Garage Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"Psychosis V" is a groovy garage surf rager with a dark sound and wailing Theremin. It's not really melodic, but the double picked guitar and weird sci-fi noises are pretty darn surfy. It's rather cool.

El Corredor Quemado dotdotdot
Garage Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is a fairly riffy number with whammy chords and dark surfability. The engines race, the track announcer can be heard in the distance, and the frantic frat surfology seems to make this dragster rock. "The Burned Runner" is loaded with spunk, often from the drums and alternating reverb and fuzz.

El Loco De La Rute dotdotdot
Garage Surf Rock (Instrumental)

"El Loco De La Rute" ("The Crazy Serial Killer") is a nice surf instro with some of the sound of eighties LA surf, and some whammified South American surf too. The delicate dribbled glissandos and rhythmic patterns are very nice.

Navajo dotdotdotdot
Spaguetti Western (Instrumental)

"Navajo" has a distinct sound of old westerns, with galloping rhythm and great drums. Images of black and white cowboys filter through. It's not very Indian in the way American songs are, but very much in the way spaghetti westerns are. The double picked verse is launched with a glissando.