Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Potato Stamp - Archive Sampler (Skull Island Garage Sale)
|This is a set of songs that are of demo quality, maybe rehearsals. Lo-fi, minimalist, but showing what might be the very early stages of promising material.|
Picks: No Know
Track by Track Review
The Chantays' "Pipeline" opens without the glissando, is focused on the gentle rhythm, and us supported by restrained bass and drums. Once the melody arrives, the trio arrangement seems sparse because of the missing rhythm guitar.
Dark chords and interesting drums play what seems like a backtrack. "Catchy" is anything but - it is without a melody. That said, there's room for this to develop into something much more.
An interesting chord pattern and rhythm section open "No Know." It's on the verge of being really cool, but requires a little fleshing out in the arrangement. though I have to say there are some very cool transitions.
If there's something like eighties jangle pop surf, "KP's Tune" might be it. Relentlessly jangled and waiting for a melody. While it seems like a backtrack, it's promising.