Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Da Surfones - Bon Nadal I Surfer 2003
|What a cool Christmas release! Just two songs, but worth hunting down. The instro is utterly unique and heavily reverbed, and is infused with modern ideas. the vocal is just plain fun.|
Picks: La Mar i Morena, Waikiki Xmas
Track by Track Review
"La Mar i Morena" sports an interesting blend of sounds and exotic snare with very heavy surf reverb and thundering bass. Very heavy and rhythmic, and attractive in a demanding kinda way. Really unique and modern use of the trad form. Great and frequent glissandos, and plenty of changes!
"La Mar i Morena" is based in a traditional Spanish Xmas song. The translation means something like "The sea and the Black-Haired Girl". The unique introduction is done with a zambomba (Spanish traditional Xmas instrument) plus a liquor ragged bottle and a wooden stick!
Da Surfones sing of being stranded in Waikiki without a job in December. It's compete with faux Beach Boys doo-wop harmonies. very cool.