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Reverb Galaxy - Angle Of Attackdotdotdotdot
artworkThese guys sure take their time about releasing their songs. Their four-song demo was four years ago, and all four songs are redone here, along with five very strong new tracks. I like Angle Of Attack a lot.
Picks: Invasion, Balkan Stomp, 10 Miles To Nagshead, In The Shadows' Shadow, La Cantina (de los Malditos), Sinister Island, Dark Pulsar, Wevvin' The Woodie, Blue Sunset

Track by Track Review


Invasion dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Invasion" is surf sci fi with a dark melody line and dribbled double picked drama. The song has several parts, and just seems to get better and better as it moves through them.

Balkan Stomp dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Balkan Stomp" features an infectious rhythm and solid beat, and an intriguing melody line. It has an old world feeling, but also calls to the surf quite admirably. Spirited and nicely arranged. This is a much nicer production than the 2005 version.

10 Miles To Nagshead dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Charming bell-like tremolo shimmer opens "10 Miles To Nags Head," which quickly becomes a soft and moody number with a pretty melody. There are some delightful tone shifts. This is crisper and more pleasing than the 2005 version.

In The Shadows' Shadow dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In a very respectful not to The Shadows, Reverb Galaxy plays a lush and lovely song with long floating notes. Slightly sad, and very sensual, with island imagery at times. Very nice!

La Cantina (de los Malditos) dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Spanish influence, lovely surf chords, and a flowing melody perfectly align. "La Cantina (de los Malditos)" is simply lovely with reverb. This is the song I keep coming back to.

Sinister Island dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The island of danger lures you in with its beauty and mysterious haze. "Sinister Island" is beautiful in the way femme fatales are, lurid, enticing, seductive, and ultimately fatal. Cool song. I think I like the 2005 take just a tine fraction better.

Dark Pulsar dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Speedy and sporting the kind of melody line that Hava Nagila makes possible. Dark and forbidding, yet calling you to the curl. "Dark Pulsar" is a splendid instrumental with an infectious tribal thunder. This is a much stronger track than the 2005 version.

Wevvin' The Woodie dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Wevvin' The Woodie" is a very nice rock instro with a coastal feeling and spatial sound. Great tom toms and bass. Elmer Fudd musta writ the title... too funny!

Blue Sunset dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Blue Sunset" is delicate and easy going, with lush reverb and very gentle melody line. You can see a sunset over the Pacific from a palm lined beach as you listen.