Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|This is a long way from the first wave sound, like a cross between Pollo Del Mar, Rake and the Surftones, Get Wet, Les Baronics, and Cat Mother and the Allnight Newsboys. Classical roots, progressive inversions, surf reverb and visuals... Big Surf have created a unique and infectious brand of surf for the adventurous.|
Picks: Tarfoot, Bareback, Ace 10
Track by Track Review
Wow, this is cool! Rich Russian influences, surf reverb, glissandos, punch, classical feel, and dramatic flare. Very playful and infectious, "Tarfoot" is intellectually challenging while retaining the emotional content of surf.
Kinda cowboy, kinda longboard, and kinda swirly. "Bareback" is a strong track with depth and classical complexity. An adequate supply of spiff keeps this in the tube.
A pinch of suave, some vibrato shimmer, a dose of quirk, and a dash of pepper... yes, it's kinda like that. Complex and mathematical, liquid and dangerous, and moody. "Ace 10" is an intriguing track.