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The Supersonicos - Irrupción En El Cosmosdotdotdotdot
artworkFrom Montevideo, Uruguay comes the new CD from the Supersónicos. This fulfills the promise of the advance CD-R from last year, and is well worth the wait. Within you'll find fresh approached to arranging, and many demented guitar moments. The CD includes several narrative introductory tracks and one vocal called "Alison."
Picks: Mr. Maremoto, Asbron el Eliminador, Ejecuten Plan A, Los 100 Tentáculos de Mujerótron, Los 99 Tentáculos de Mujerótron, Tornado Express, MeteorTito, Hns. Maciste, Novia del Átomo, Czorak Hamando Argos, El Poder de Voltor, Moon Patrol, Motor Perkins, Ticino, Twanglight Zone

Track by Track Review

Mr. Maremoto dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This is an ultra short herald opener, ending in a deluxe whammy twang. If you do a radio show and need a stinger, this is it...

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.

Los 100 Tentáculos de Mujerótron dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Driven and exotic spy surf, rhythmic melodic. This riff based number infects and drives towards "Los 99 Tentáculos de Mujerótron" which takes a wide turn into Near Metal Court. It segues directly into it's progeny.

Los 99 Tentáculos de Mujerótron dotdotdot
Near Metal Surf (Instrumental)

Driven and dangerous thickly fuzzed spy surf, rhythmic and pulsing. Following on the introductory heels of "Los 100 Tentáculos de Mujerótron," this riff based number surely sports power and pizzazz. Infectious and aggressive, nearly metallic.

Tornado Express dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A quirky riff lies within this track, with lots of echo and a strange sorts dissonance, couple with rhythmic percussive backtracking to lay a wash of power.

MeteorTito dotdotdot
Nerve Shattering (Instrumental)

Ultra echoed nervous guitar licks and an intense rhythm guitar bring forth a dangerous vision of impending doom. With a subtle version of the edge found in Armageddon's "Buzzard."

Hns. Maciste dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big chunk surfy drive, slightly reverbed heavily echoed lead, and a somewhat melodic front line that shimmers with vibrato and delay. This is a powerful and driven track, and it captures the imagination.

Novia del Átomo dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Brilliant shimmer and whammy, cool riffs, and a spirited thick sound. The intensity of the unusual whammy is splendid. While this is an extremely short number with only the whammy to carry it, the effect is so strong that it truly works well. Quite tasty.

Czorak Hamando Argos dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Excellent double picked surf riffery, with a tasty little run and lots of flair. Delay is used in lieu of reverb, so it has a sorta throbbing feel, but it still hugs the face without dropping to the sand. Midstream, there's a drum focused solo that evolves into some pretty weird and powerful guitar effects. Quite an unusual tune.

El Poder de Voltor dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A nearly rockabilly cool-for-cats beat, some spaced out electronics, and tasty rhythmic guitar work drive this infectious rhythm track. The break includes some truly demented double picking. El Alien is lurking within.

Moon Patrol dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Nearly spot-on surf, riff driven, oddly arranged, and well delivered. I say oddly arranged not as a negative, but because the sounds are unusually blended. Dramatic, slightly dangerous, and amply interesting. There's a feel of pre-storm chop, kelp bed entanglement, and whitewater conclusion.

Motor Perkins dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A mean little guitar riff drives over the top of a rockabilly beat, held at bay by whammy and echo. It's pretty repetitive, but with variations built into the textures, and a twisted guitar break, it hangs tuff for the kill. Dramatically fading to a distant ending.

Ticino dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Ringing guitar tone, double picking, melodic Spanish feel, and swimming whammy. It's all here. Not pretty, but slightly dangerous. Like the Treble Spankers' "Araban" without the mescal and cactus narration.

Twanglight Zone dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The "Out Of Limits" riff, thick chords, and a melody derived from the Marketts' hit. The guitar tone is big psychedelic echo. This drips space weirdness.