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Stanley Dix - Longboards EPdotdotdot
artworkThis 4 song EP is a reduction of the album of the same name from Brazil's Stanley Dix.
Picks: Giro Magneto Gravitacional, Longboards, Galaxie 500

Track by Track Review


Giro Magneto Gravitacional dotdotdot
Dark Surf (Instrumental)

A dark riff pumps out warnings of danger just beyond that outsider. More than riff-rock, less than melodic, yet compelling. There's something almost future-morbid about it.

Longboards dotdotdotdot
Dark Surf (Instrumental)

"Longboards" uses a very surfable riff in the style of the simpler structures of the original era. Its single picked melody line is very cool. It portrays an adventure on longboards as the title implies. The horn break runs atop a gently double picked run that's augmented with occasional glissandos. The original title is "Longboards From Hell" Very cool!

Galaxie 500 dotdotdot
Dark Surf (Instrumental)

Motorcycle engines ignite the opening of "Galaxie 500," and it's much as one might expect for a bike-hot rod melody. Fairly repetitious, yet interesting enough. The horns are a nice touch that gives it a slightly raw edge.

Ele Vira dotdotdot
Dark Surf (Vocal)

Dark and dangerous, with screams and big chords. Some fuzz, some double picked moodiness, and great shouts. This is thick and heavy. "Ele Vira" is a vocal that takes its time arriving. Garagy and cool.