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The TomorrowMen - There Is No Nowdotdotdotdot
artworkIf you're going to characterize these tracks, the single most noticeable characterize is the very good arranging. Right behind is excellent writing, very strong performing, and excellent production values. Consider also that this is the first issue from The Tomorrowmen. Great stuff!
Picks: Chronosurf, Argosy, Requiem For A TomorrowMan, Maelstrom

Track by Track Review


Chronosurf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is an engaging track with cool glissandos and whammy twang. The melody line is a traveling sort of thing, ample guitar flair. This is the sort of track that grows on you, one reason for which is a well developed arrangement with plenty of changes and symmetry.

Argosy dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

"Argosy" is a mid tempo number that's on the cool side, but with some fire here and there, and some speedy glissandos. Another song that grows on you as it progresses, and with its occasional whammy chords and structural variants, it ends up very strong.

Requiem For A TomorrowMan dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A bit dark in places, with great tribal drums and raucous energy. Did I mention the drums. I think they really make this track. That doesn't diminish the rest of the players or the writing or anything, but the drums really stand out. Thoroughly cool!

Maelstrom dotdotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This song has a really splashy Spanish feeling, with exceptionally cool liquid chords and tremolo shimmer. Great runs and energy and drums throughout. It's also worthy to not that the bass is very solid and does its job perfectly, providing power without being in the way.