Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Surflamingo - Locura Oceanica (EP)
|Locura Oceanica is one superb release! Surflamingo are from Sao Paulo, and they sure do write, arrange, and record well. I absolutely love this!|
Picks: Las Campanillas Diabolicas, Senor Lobo, El Globo, Nautilus
Track by Track Review
Las Campanillas Diabolicas
Tribal drums and splashy guitar delivers a sort of Cossack spy melody with two guitars playing around each other. "Las Campanillas Diabolicas" is a solid track with a catchy melody and beat.
In some ways jazzy, "Senor Lobo" meanders between slow and silky, and faster and sparkling. The many changes really make this shine. Delicate drama and lovely arranging.
water and gentle whammy, seagulls and a soft beat, and sensual bass. "El Globo" is a gorgeous track with sunset sadness and moonlit romance - maybe even a bit haunted at times. The muted break is delicate and very engaging, and the island verse is simply superb. Top it off with great drums and slithering sensual bass!
Spooky underwater ambiance, deluxe surf guitar, playful delivery, and simply superb production. "Nautilus" is a wonderful track with charm and dynamics. Sometimes soft and lovely, and sometimes powerful and bold.