Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Romulans - Flight Ofdotdotdot
artworkHeavy psych-grind coolness lies within. The disc crashes right into the thick of it with "Paisley Farm," which is a healthy slab of bulbous fullness. The drums on "In The Corner Of Your Room" remind me of Martyn Jones (ex-Mermen). I noticed these guys ages ago via singles, and secretly wished for a CD comp. I am amply rewarded. They cover San Francisco sixties band the William Penn V's amazing "Swami," and spice it all up with a pair of gnarly psych instros, one of which sure is surf based.
Picks: The Mighty Fallen Ogre, Itchy and Scratchy

Track by Track Review


The Mighty Fallen Ogre dotdotdotdot
Psychedelic (Instrumental)

Heavy thundering psychedelic howling, fuzz edged intensity, and long demented journey. This is an intense track with a huge thick sound. Stretched out and relentless, "The Mighty Fallen Ogre" segues out of "Allias Lovely."

Itchy and Scratchy dotdotdotdot
Psychedelic Surf (Instrumental)

Thundering double beat drums, psychedelic-surf guitar melody, and a thick grind rhythm. This is definitely structured like a surf song for a thunder storm day, with menacing power and dramatic power. Mavericks comes to mind via the long howling feedback.