Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Potato Stamp - Archive Sampler (Skull Island Garage Sale)dotdot
artworkThis is a set of songs that are of demo quality, maybe rehearsals. Lo-fi, minimalist, but showing what might be the very early stages of promising material.
Picks: No Know

Track by Track Review


Pipeline dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The Chantays' "Pipeline" opens without the glissando, is focused on the gentle rhythm, and us supported by restrained bass and drums. Once the melody arrives, the trio arrangement seems sparse because of the missing rhythm guitar.

Catchy dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dark chords and interesting drums play what seems like a backtrack. "Catchy" is anything but - it is without a melody. That said, there's room for this to develop into something much more.

No Know dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

An interesting chord pattern and rhythm section open "No Know." It's on the verge of being really cool, but requires a little fleshing out in the arrangement. though I have to say there are some very cool transitions.

KP's Tune dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

If there's something like eighties jangle pop surf, "KP's Tune" might be it. Relentlessly jangled and waiting for a melody. While it seems like a backtrack, it's promising.