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Surfpatrouille - Venus Pussy Polka Riotdotdotdotdot
artworkSurfpatrouille are from Germany. Their brand of instrumental music is more spy than surf in style, but definitely reverb soaked heavy modern tone and real twang. Lots of fire, mostly on the fast side, and plenty of imagination. The disc displays much more maturity than many first releases. Look for more from these guys.
Picks: Surfpatrouille Orion, Venus Pussy Polka Riot, Warp VI, Man O' Surf, Long Riders On Ventura, TelSka, Supernova #5, Miss Marple

Track by Track Review

Surfpatrouille Orion dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Big twang chords, heavy twang lead work, and a somewhat menacing modern riff. Some flying guitar, some modern licks, some surf some edge, and plenty of power. Quite interesting.

Venus Pussy Polka Riot dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Like a spy epic from another world, "Venus Pussy Polka Riot" is menacing and fluid. There's a sense of Laika and the Cosmonauts, but with more edge. Quite heavy and intense.

Warp VI dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a heavy surf riff slammer, with thundering tom toms and in your mug twango. "Warp VI" straddles the intersection between big guitar Austin twang, the Smithereens and surf. Huge and powerful, with a great cacophonous self destructing feedback ending.

Man O' Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Harmonics, weird danger, mean tone, disturbing spy themes, and heavy attack. "Man O' Surf" keeps you going, especially when the lead guitar breaks into a double picked duel. Excellent and original sounding.

Long Riders On Ventura dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Sultry vibrato drama, Viscounts romance, and a pretty riff slowly float across your radar screen. This is a fine track, soothing yet mean.

TelSka dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Tornados' "Telstar" is given new life in a flying double picked surf over ska arrangement that is very infectious. What a natural transformation. It is both original and familiar, like a really well done cover should be. Excellent!

Supernova #5 dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Punky churn and progressional riff rockin', with swimming whammy and intense twang. Inviting, no more like demanding. Yee-haw!

Miss Marple dotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

I can recall for sure, but this may well be the theme from the BBC series. In any event, it certainly is without her restraint. Fast, solid, enjoyably spunky, splashy and melodic.