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Surfadelica - Take Me To The Moons Of Saturn c/w The Modern Waydotdotdotdot
artworkThe first two tracks from Surfadelica display a very engaging mix of surf's melodic focus and rock's guitar style. I asked for these tracks because what I heard on their website was intriguing. My prediction is that there will be many fine tracks from these guys in the future.
Picks: Take Me To The Moons Of Saturn, The Modern Way

Track by Track Review


Take Me To The Moons Of Saturn dotdotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

Shimmering guitar throb brings forth a rhythmic number with a rock rhythm and a partially Egyptian melody. While the lead would be better served more up front, this track shows promise and a surf-rock instro. Its darkness and thick ambiance create a mean underbelly that portrays a sense of little hope, while the melody is exotic and light hearted. The contrast is very interesting. "Take Me To The Moons Of Saturn" stood up to many listenings.

The Modern Way dotdotdot
Surf Rock (Instrumental)

This Kaiser Chiefs' song is rockin' crisp and fun, with a smooth yet edgy sound. There's an adventurous and uplifting quality here, and the stark guitar tones are more on the rock side, but it's much too melodic to leave it there. A very cool song.