Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Pollo Del Mar - European Tour 2009 (PDM '10 Mixes)
|Holy Crap! These are absolutely essential listening. All I can say is - this has to be an album soon! This set of tracks are mixes from Pollo Del Mar's European Tour 2009, but you knew that from the title. Read on!|
Picks: Star Trek, Pose of Awareness, Viva La Vida, Sifaka, Surf Party
Track by Track Review
The first half of "Star Trek" is the classic narrative from the television show transmuted to surf and Pollo Del Mar as the Enterprise! Very creative and cool. The song is all fun. Really good!
"Pose Of Awareness" is a superb piece of writing and drenched in stinging whammy and reverb. It moves fluidly between quiet muted and long sustain. The two guitars play off each other with drama and art. Amazing!
This is a bit Spaghetti with an adventure sauce spiced with superb whammy! Big, dramatic, and very strong! many changes in texture and evolving style. "Viva La Vida" is a magnificent piece!
The Pyronauts' "Sifaka" is reinvented to sparkle among Pollo Del Mar's strong repertoire. The muted lines and double picked assaults are very powerful. Chants of the title punctuate the latter part of the song, as does a chorus. This is big, sweeping, dramatic, and wonderful!
Well now! This is big surfy, powerful, and downright fun! Pollo Del Mar make "Surf Party" seem as though they wrote it! Bobby Beverly and William Dunham wrote the song, which first surfaced from The Astronauts on the soundtrack to film of the same name.