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Archie Thompson - Unreleased!dotdotdot
artworkThis is the second CD-R from sax man Archie Thompson. Seemingly destined for commercials or soundtracks, there are several versions of a few tunes in lengths varying from 30 seconds to a minute long. With only a couple of exceptions, this is fun infectious stuff. Some surf, some jazzy sax, and lots of Latin influences.
Picks: El Dorado, Mod Fandango, Chill Factor, La Niña, Flea Flicker, Fun Zone, Flea Flicker, Fun Zone, Rinse Cycle

Track by Track Review


El Dorado dotdotdot
Sax (Instrumental)

Amidst fairly chunky rhythms, Archie Thompson's tenor sax squirts out a catchy and slightly jazzy melody line. The keys in the break are nearly piano like, and add immeasurable to the track. Overall, a very enjoyable track.

Mod Fandango dotdotdot
Sax (Instrumental)

Sorta saucy, slightly sleazy, a little back alley, and a little funky... pretty and delicate. Sweet sadness is the order of the day.

Chill Factor dotdotdot
Sax (Instrumental)

Slow breezy walking blues and airy piano and vibes. The sax is low down and sensual. A pleasant afternoon on the verandah.

La Niña dotdotdotdot
Sax Guitar (Instrumental)

"La Niña" sports a very cool and saucy sax melody with a Mexican feel and warm almost surf guitar. This is the standout of the disc for me. very pretty and exotic. The balance between the sax and guitar is just fine as they trade lead lines.

Flea Flicker dotdotdot
Sax Surf (Instrumental)

A surf glissando and twangy almost Duane Eddy guitar coolly trade off in this short blast (32 seconds).

Fun Zone dotdotdot
Sax Surf (Instrumental)

Much like "Flea Flicker," this rocks in 32 seconds before fading into the mist. A twangin' guitar and tasty sax.

Flea Flicker dotdotdot
Sax Surf (Instrumental)

A surf glissando and twangy almost Duane Eddy guitar coolly trade off in this short blast (32 seconds).

Fun Zone dotdotdot
Sax Surf (Instrumental)

Much like "Flea Flicker," this rocks in 32 seconds before fading into the mist. A twangin' guitar and tasty sax.

Rinse Cycle dotdotdot
Sax (Instrumental)

Twang, glissandoes, jazzy sax funk, and rock combo keys... but only 34 seconds long. Way fun, but too short.