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Album Review

Cilia, Martin – “Espresso Martino” – [Bombora Creative]

Devlyn   4/17/2019   A Library, CD

Stripped down, Australian surf. All but one track features a lead guitar, a drum, and a quiet bass. Track 2 “The Rise and Fall of Flingle Bunt” adds an organ to the mix.

The album provides songs of every tempo: “Walking in Sand” is a spooky zombie shuffle. “Telstar” is a cowboy-movie-worthy ditty with horsey trotting drumbeats. “The Worm” is a brisk walk. “Mermaid Beach” features a dreamy melody worthy of luring sailors to their deaths. “Surfability” is all jangly freneticism.

Most of the songs (1,3,5,6,7,9) are originals. Tracks 4 and 8 are reworks of familiar instrumental hits from the early 60s. 

What makes this Australian surf rather than American surf? One-a name like “Flingle Bunt” rarely shows up in American surf and Two-the water goes down the drain backwards. 

Track Listing: 

  1. Return of the Surf Guitar 2:29
  2. The Rise & Fall of Flingle Bunt (featuring Mental As Anything) 2:38
  3. Surfabilly 2:32
  4. Sleep Walk 4:17
  5. The Worm 3:16
  6. Walking in Sand 3:43
  7. Makua Beach 4:10
  8. Telstar 3:03
  9. Albatross 3:14
  10. Mermaid Beach 2:08

you heard it 16 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • today, dr doug played Walking In Sand 3:43
  • 8 days ago, Dr Doug played Sleep Walk 4:17
  • 9 days ago, Avakhov played Telstar 3:03
  • 14 days ago, Les Payne played The Rise & Fall of Flingle Bunt (featuring Mental As Anyt
  • 15 days ago, Dr Doug played Makua Beach 4:10
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