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The Revelaires - In Orbitdotdotdotdot
artworkThe Revelaires hail from Belgium. This is the first release I've seen from them. the guitar work is exceptionally precise. While all four tracks are covers, the arrangements display a sense of humor and the fun of playing the music. Very cool release.
Picks: Journey To The Stars, Fugitive, Theme From Star Trek, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Track by Track Review

Journey To The Stars dotdotdotdot
Space Surf (Instrumental)

Totally solid performance of the Ventures' tune. Played with clarity and precision, it's almost too perfect. Twangy, thumpy, and ringing with guitar pleasure. The slow glissandoes are quite precise.

Fugitive dotdotdot
Ventures (Instrumental)

Ventures' number is delivered with edge and precision, but nothing really unusual. Just a solid performance and a good listen.

Theme From Star Trek dotdotdot
Sci-Fi Theme (Instrumental)

Moody intros, stinging guitar insanity, then... that silly Alexander Courage melody. It's punctuated with samples from the TV series. The glissando is all that connects it to surf. Too silly to take seriously.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)

This might be the most precise guitar work I've heard on this Enio Morricone classic. The percussion is reminiscent of the Hellbenders, the two guitars split the duty with fluidity. The guitar tones move between vintage and modern. The bridge from Cream's "White Room" is a marvelous inclusion. Excellent.