Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Safari Season - The Sound Of The Sundotdotdot
artworkThis is quite a nice CD. Of the 13 tracks, only 3 are instros, and those are very much outside the norm for surf. Yet, they are quite nice. The 10 vocals are generally in the vein of the California Sound, and while not as lush as the Malibooz or punkie-pop as the Surfin' Lungs, they are very right for that sound, and very modern too.
Picks: The Beach, Someday My Wave Will Come, The Beach (revisited)

Track by Track Review


The Beach dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow soft echoed guitar notes introduce us to "The Beach." This guitar solo is haunting and moody, with beautiful tone and imagery. The seagulls cry in the background. It serves as an introduction to "The Sound Of The Sun."

Someday My Wave Will Come dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Someday My Wave Will Come" is a long drink of sunset wandering among the cliffs overlooking the breakers. Quiet and slightly sad, it portrays a tired end to a long day on the curl.

The Beach (revisited) dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Longer than the opening track, "The Beach (revisited)" is equally haunting and aquatic. Beautiful and sad, and perhaps longing for a better day tomorrow. It's amazing how powerful such a soft solo guitar track can be. The melody is shallow and more about the imagery of the sea below, yet very attractive and satisfying.