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The Supersonicos - S/T [advance CD-R]dotdotdot
artworkThe Supersónicos formed in 1993 in Montevideo, Uruguay. They are developing a change in their sonic direction by merging some surf sensibilities into their rhythmic foundation, and are on the verge of a working formula. At this point, judging from the three tracks on this advance CD-R (one vocal called "Alison," and two instros), they have some work to do with lead melody, but the basic ideas are fresh, and the sounds are interesting. I would expect this band to get a grip on the whole product and produce a fine album.
Picks: Asbron el Eliminador, Ejecuten Plan A

Track by Track Review

Asbron el Eliminador dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big chunky power chord chop and a thumpy rhythm section generate quite a bit of energy, though, for the most part, this sounds like a backtrack waiting for a vocal or lead guitar. There are lots of various noisy and reverby guitar parts. It's like a surfified psych jam, overlaid with a spoken word commentary towards the end.

Ejecuten Plan A dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A narrated evacuation plan introduces this very surfy track, with a rhythmic progression and layered power. Like "Asbrón el Eliminador," this is mostly void of a lead or melody, but this one seems much more listener friendly. It has the urgency that the title conveys, and is short enough not to exceed the attention span of a progression based track.