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Rencontrez L'Amour - Brazilian Waxdotdotdot
artworkRencontrez L'Amour are a little like a mix of the now defunct Torpedoes and the Mediterranean. Born of punk and reverb, their music is thrashy and fast.
Picks: Intro, Faster Pussycat Wax Wax, Chihuahua, Italian Surfergirl, Last Night's Cocktail, Tsunami, Gravity Flow, Dans ma Bouche

Track by Track Review

Intro dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Stereo delayed guitar pickery not unlike the Torpedoes used to drive home. Many parted, the song serves to introduce a range of sounds, but mostly power thrash speed picking.

Faster Pussycat Wax Wax dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Faster Pussycat Wax Wax" is a fun track that's both delicately moody and shredded speed picked. Power and a frantic pace. Not melodic, but overpowering and thunderous.

Chihuahua dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Cool Spanish chords and reverbed picking bring on a very track with whammy and style. The melody is tasteful and warm, and the balance between rhythm and lead well defined. "Chihuahua" evolves into an almost Armageddon "Buzzard" arrangement before returning to the warmth of the melody.

Italian Surfergirl dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big whammy chords, dark guitar work... that "Italian Surfergirl" must be a dangerous woman. Angular and non-melodic, dark and hazardous, like a merciless storm surge.

Last Night's Cocktail dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Fast and furious, this seems more suited to be called "Secret Police" than "Last Night's Cocktail." Angry, shortboard carved, and intense.

Tsunami dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Soft chords provide a sense of hope from the calm before the storm. Moody and dark, they yield to a relentless shred of storm front. Dramatic and dangerous.

Gravity Flow dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Gravity Flow" sports a playful melody riff and rhythm. The drums are very cool, and the riff is sort of like a darkened "Pink Panther" on the rocks. Big drama and dark uncertainty. Very heavy at times.

Dans ma Bouche dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Stompin' and throbbin', "Dans ma Bouche" is all about the beat, the thrashing, the anger. Not attractive, but very powerful.