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17 Pygmies - Jedda By The Seadotdotdotdot
artworkThe CD reissue of this fine 17 Pygmies album includes the one surfadelic instro from the 1983 Hativka ep.
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Lawrence of Arabia dotdotdotdotdot
Surfadelic (Instrumental)

This instro employs surf reverb rhythm guitar pumping out a writhing tempo matched by tribal drums. Melody is carried by very cool keyboard sounds that alternate between cool sustain and percussive, almost marimba like runs. This is surfable in a dangerously ominous way, and is deviously psychedelic too with long sustain-feedback disturbances in the second half. "Lawrence of Arabia" is not at all traditional, but it is very intriguing. It is a kind of surfadelic cover of David Lean's classic.