Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Vivisectors - Love and Death
|Five tracks from the Vivisectors. This is shown on their website as a single, but I don't have a copy, so I don't really know if it is a release or just website coolness.|
Picks: Astronauts And Maniacs, El Zorro Theme, Africa, Psychotronic Generator, Attack [blues]
Track by Track Review
"Astronauts And Maniacs" is a basic horror rock frat rocker. Some very nice guitar lines and some repetitious areas too. Spooky and kinda spy space quirky, like some of the sixties instros were.
This track has great drums! they drive it through an almost Brazilian beat while the guitar plays a great melody line. "El Zorro Theme" is one cool song with a very infectious beat and a haunting melody. Outstanding!
Whistling organ runs accompaniment for a sorta spy guitar line. "Africa" is a nicely written piece of music. Some fuzz, some shimmer, some mystery, some pumpin' drums and throbbin' bass. Cool track.
As the title might suggest, "Psychotronic Generator" seems ripe for a B-movie horror film score with a near-ska sensibility. Hypnotic and pretty cool.
"Attack [blues]" is a spunky blues instro with a cool jam guitar line and spunky drums. While derivative, it's also fresh and fun due to the way the organ, bass, and drums are worked against the guitar.