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The Quiets - Travelin' Withdotdotdot
artworkThe Quiets play in that Euro echoed guitar genre generally associated with the Shadows. While this is very precise and often pretty, with a few notable exceptions, most of it leaves no lasting impression. It's produced by Janne Haavisto of Laika and the Cosmonauts, with Cosmonaut Matti Pitsinki sitting in a three tracks. This CD is from 1990.
Picks: Boulevard Of Memories, Green Leaves Of Summer, Bluebird, Tovarich, Moonsafari, The Breeze And I, La Playa, MAROC 7, Husky Team, Django, Dream Of Autumn, Dakota, Moonlight Walk, Lunik

Track by Track Review


Boulevard Of Memories dotdotdot
Garage Trash Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Fluid and melodic, this Euro melody is enchanting and rich, with delayed guitar and a great rhythm section. The melody presents a haunting vision. A fine listening experience.

Green Leaves Of Summer dotdotdot
MOR Rock (Instrumental)

Slow and moody, this pretty track flows like a stream through a quiet knoll.

Bluebird dotdotdot
MOR Rock (Instrumental)

This is a smooth MOR rock ballad, with a pretty melody and soft approach.

Tovarich dotdotdot
MOR Surf Rock (Instrumental)

A little like a soft rock version of the Tornados' "Ridin' the Wind," this is a squishy and pretty, melodic and adventurous. The damped reverbed guitar in the break adds a nice touch.

Moonsafari dotdotdot
Organ Rock (Instrumental)

This is an organ oriented track, with nothing particularly interesting about it.

The Breeze And I dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a very Euro treatment of the classic "The Breeze And I." It's quite pretty, and the echoed guitar is very Shadows-like.

La Playa dotdotdot
Soft Rock (Instrumental)

This soft rock piece is pretty and romantic, if a little sad. It's also a lot like a hundred other Euro guitar instros.

MAROC 7 dotdotdot
Soft Rock (Instrumental)

This is a romanticized space journey, and maybe little middle eastern. Nice, but a little too soft rock for me.

Husky Team dotdotdot
Soft Rock (Instrumental)

More on the bouncy side, this soft rock guitar instro is playful and galloping, yet distant and precise. Cool whammy and great drums.

Django dotdotdot
Soft Rock (Instrumental)

A great beat supports a pretty MOR instro with pizzazz. Melodic, yet not particularly memorable.

Dream Of Autumn dotdotdot
Soft Rock (Instrumental)

Ultra gentle and smooth, pretty and moody, but nothing to really set it apart from the crowd of Brit rock styled instros.

Dakota dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is a spunky track, a little like the Shadows' "Dance On." It sports great drums and a bouncy rhythm, as well as a warm and friendly sound. Quite nice.

Moonlight Walk dotdotdot
Soft Rock (Instrumental)

Sorts like a soft "Wild Weekend," or perhaps an instro treatment of "Venus" (Frankie Avalon). Pretty and surprisingly infectious.

Lunik dotdotdot
Organ Rock (Instrumental)

A narrated intro echoes of the rocket blast to come. The organ is very Spotniks sounding.