Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Tele Ranch - Shopping Cart Wranglerdotdotdotdot
Six new tracks from Tele Ranch with superb drums, guitar, and bass delivering great writing and arranging. These trio pieces are full and uncomplicated. Plenty here to capture your imagination.
Picks: Bogus Jag, Gunfight At The Just Alright Corral, Shopping Cart Wrangler, Romantica Del Mar, Waltz For JT

Track by Track Review


Bogus Jag dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Gritty, echoed guitar licks, with glissandos and string bending. "Bogus Jag" is a mid tempo number with a playful melody and a cool beat. I like the way it all fits together. The percussion is particularly cool!

And a Cookie dotdotdot
Jazz (Instrumental)

Very cool drums deliver an exotica beat while jazzy guitar plays lightly on an island theme. It's liquidy cool, salves the savage beast, and brings a grin. Some lovely tone.

Gunfight At The Just Alright Corral dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Slow and moody with dark gritty tone. Its lumbering pace is made engaging via the very cool percussion. Trembling tremolo on perhaps baritone guitar, and very complimentary bass. "Gunfight At The Just Alright Corral" is a wonderful track that is very well arranged, while being uncomplicated.

Shopping Cart Wrangler dotdotdot
Country Surf (Instrumental)

Dribbling glissandos and country combine for hot curl with chaps on. Simplicity with great drums and pumping bass. "Shopping Cart Wrangler" is all grins.

Romantica Del Mar dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

As the title suggests, "Romantica Del Mar" is slow and romantic. Lots of really lovely island chords and muted motes. Gentle, delicate, and sounding very cool. Excellent drums, beautiful guitar, and rightly subtle bass. This is just superb!

Waltz For JT dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

Engaging contrasts between guitar and drums, melded together by subtle bass. Some double picking, some drama, and a lot of very engaging drums. The guitar meanders through several fine soundscapes and scenes, providing am aural journey.