Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Los SuperAvengers - Perfect Wavedotdotdotdotdot
artworkBoy - howdy! Perfect Wave is a superb release! Beautiful playing, exceptional arranging, very strong writing, and wonderful album flow. This is top drawer modern surf instrumental magic! Read on!
Picks: Shark Attack!!!, Lulu's Lullaby, G.B.F (The Good, The Bad & The Furious!), Postal Assassin, Cave Surfing, The Dude, Diablo Del Mar, Surfers Dream, Perfect Wave, Moon Over Lathrop, Cotton Candy, El Avengers, Last Ride, Lyndia

Track by Track Review


Shark Attack!!! dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Menacing low rumble and tremolo accompaniment grumble as the dorsal finned visitors threaten the afternoon. "Shark Attack!!!" is more about danger and the dark side than melody, and it sure works to convey the fear. Very cool!

Lulu's Lullaby dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Lush tone and whammy chords with slow tribal drums and sinewy bass call to the islands and tropical sunsets. "Lulu's Lullaby" is one lovely song. A fine easy melody and powerful sound. I like this a lot.

G.B.F (The Good, The Bad & The Furious!) dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Modulated guitar and edgy rhythm contrast with one another over great drums and bass. I'm not sure I like the tone, but I sure do like the energy, the arrangement, and the drums - even the "Wipe Out" segments.

Postal Assassin dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Rich twang syncs with round bass and punchy drums. "Postal Assassin" is kind of riffy, but it's catchy like Los Straitjackets, and very twangy! The liquid whammy chords in the middle are superb. It's quite a fun track!

Cave Surfing dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Cave Surfing" has a liquid spy feel to it, and is compelling with its dry muted rhythm guitar. This performance is really tight, and it brought me back several times. Excellent!

The Dude dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Dark twang and edge drive "The Dude" home. It's a riff rocker, but there are enough variations to keep it interesting, and the drums rock! The middle third is really strong!

Diablo Del Mar dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Crunchy tremolo throbs, liquid chords shimmer, moody bass rumbles, and then the drums kick in. A grand glissando precedes a delightful dry muted rhythm. "Diablo Del Mar" is a genuine surf groover with charm and an infectious sound. Wonderful!

Surfers Dream dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Intense chords and moody bass with a straight surf beat and tremolo melody play an easy to listen to song. "Surfers Dream" has a fine melody and a rich arrangement.

Perfect Wave dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Part spy and all surf, "Perfect Wave" sports frisky glissandos and great tribal drums. Rumbling bass and a muted rhythm pattern complete a superb track. Lots going on here to keep you happy.

Moon Over Lathrop dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Moon Over Lathrop" moves slowly with island chord sparkle and a lovely melody line. While it's a direct and simple song with an easy pace and melody, it rises above through superb playing and solid arranging.

Cotton Candy dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Cotton Candy" is a poppy number with an infectious rhythm and excellent whammy charm. Sparkling tone and almost magical energy take the fine arrangement and writing up a notch. Very cool!

El Avengers dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Grode bass and a muted spy rhythm undulate beneath this cute and fun track. It's all about the rhythm pattern, yet that's enough, even when the jammy guitar lines over-top the backtrack. Quite fun.

Last Ride dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Oh the gourd! "Last Ride" is a fun and very fun track in the vein of "Pintor." Grins are in evidence, as is the sensual nature of the infectious rhythm and melody line.

Lyndia dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slowly flowing across the evening, "Lyndia" rings with lovely chords and a superb melody line. This is beautiful song with charming tremolo and island whammy. Splendid!