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Rencontrez L'Amour - Born Of Punk And Reverbdotdotdotdot
artworkRencontrez L'Amour play punk based surf'n'slam with lots of danger and textural adventure. This is dramatic and articulate surf inspired punk rock.
Picks: Rla 200.1 FM, Body Bouncer, Dirty Sanchez, Listerine, Rainbow Party, Fixxx, Vlah Vlah Vlah, Mr. Dandruff, Texan B., Emily A, Dans Ma Bouche, Evil Knievel

Track by Track Review


Rla 200.1 FM dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This is an exceptionally short blast, live from "Rla 200.1 FM."

Body Bouncer dotdotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Harsh moderately paced surf punk rage with a dark and dangerous sound. Thrashy and assaultive, yet almost melodic. "Body Bouncer" is compelling in a hazardous way.

Dirty Sanchez dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

"Dirty Sanchez" is thrashy, punky, spunky, and thickly chorded. The juxtaposition of surf and slam are very effective!

Listerine dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Great drums and power chords run rampant beneath a tight little riff, punctuated with the Surfaris' "Wipe Out" drum and chord break. Simple, basic surf'n'roll that's oddly compelling.

Rainbow Party dotdotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This combination psychedelic punkaroo surf'n'slam track gathers you up with dark power and no holds barred attack. The hand claps are an interesting counter. Way cool!

Fixxx dotdotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

This track runs at a lumbering pace, tumbling you in a dangerous closeout. Rhythmic and relentless, with intriguing drums and rhythm lines. "Fixxx" is a death on the waves kinda song.

Vlah Vlah Vlah dotdotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Surf slam and screams of vlah vlah vlah strain the night. Then, delicate muted surf playfully hints at danger. This is very cool! So, is "Vlah Vlah Vlah" like blah blah blah?

Mr. Dandruff dotdotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

"Mr. Dandruff" is fast and darkly powered. Its thick textures and intense danger command attention, and they destroy you once they have it. The long feedback line if very cool, and the relentless thrash fuzz is insane!

Texan B. dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

A shimmering tremolo guitar solos a simple trembling sad image.

Emily A dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Heavy double picked thrash and mock anger at what must be a very dangerous woman. "Emily A" is a decidedly dark monster.

Dans Ma Bouche dotdotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

Heavy thrashy and tweaky, with odd starts and stops that are playful compared to the stark angst around them. Not silly or gimmicky, yet cute in a mohawk sort of way.

Evil Knievel dotdotdot
Surf Punk (Instrumental)

The poetry of Evil Knievel's riding and his Devil-may-care way of living are at odds with this forbidding and angry track. Heavy and thrash chorded, "Evil Knievel" is a relentless attack on an afternoon's peace. Some time after it fades out, another track comes along that's echoed and shimmered and haunted - a slow pean to something distant and sad.