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Da Surfones - Bon Nadal 06dotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis little end of the year CD3-R sports just two delightful instros, both hopefully on a coming release. I've had a soft spot for Da Surfones for quite a while. They have found a sweet spot that's very satisfying and original.
Picks: La Mare de 10, Sleep Gitano

Track by Track Review

La Mare de 10 dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

What a lovely instro. Gentle glissandos and light playing paint a wispy portrait of an island sunset. Dripping springs and a sensual flow enhance this already very fine track. Superb!

Sleep Gitano dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Sleep Gitano" ("Gypsy Sleep") is an acoustic "Sleep Walk" played on steel strings without the string bending. What's most interesting about it to me is just show well it works this way. Most players try to bend their guitar strings to mimic the lap steel, never getting close, and just making the imitation more obvious. Played straight, it takes on a whole new life, almost as if it is a new song. Very nice!