This just in on our debut CD available at www.cdbaby.com Thanks Phil!!
Note: - "Revvin' the Woodie" is the song title of our 8th track, although "Wevvin' the Woodie" would have been very cool.
Reverb Galaxy - Angle Of Attack
These guys sure take their time about releasing their songs. Their four-song demo was four years ago, and all four songs are redone here, along with five very strong new tracks. I like Angle Of Attack a lot.
Picks: Invasion, Balkan Stomp, 10 Miles To Nagshead, In The Shadows' Shadow, La Cantina (de los Malditos), Sinister Island, Dark Pulsar, Wevvin' The Woodie, Blue Sunset
Track by Track Review
Invasion Surf (Instrumental)
"Invasion" is surf sci fi with a dark melody line and dribbled double picked drama. The song has several parts, and just seems to get better and better as it moves through them.
Balkan Stomp Surf (Instrumental)
"Balkan Stomp" features an infectious rhythm and solid beat, and an intriguing melody line. It has an old world feeling, but also calls to the surf quite admirably. Spirited and nicely arranged. This is a much nicer production than the 2005 version.
10 Miles To Nagshead Surf (Instrumental)
Charming bell-like tremolo shimmer opens "10 Miles To Nags Head," which quickly becomes a soft and moody number with a pretty melody. There are some delightful tone shifts. This is crisper and more pleasing than the 2005 version.
In The Shadows' Shadow Surf (Instrumental)
In a very respectful not (nod-sic) to The Shadows, Reverb Galaxy plays a lush and lovely song with long floating notes. Slightly sad, and very sensual, with island imagery at times. Very nice!
La Cantina (de los Malditos) Surf (Instrumental)
Spanish influence, lovely surf chords, and a flowing melody perfectly align. "La Cantina (de los Malditos)" is simply lovely with reverb. This is the song I keep coming back to.
Sinister Island Surf (Instrumental)
The island of danger lures you in with its beauty and mysterious haze. "Sinister Island" is beautiful in the way femme fatales are, lurid, enticing, seductive, and ultimately fatal. Cool song. I think I like the 2005 take just a tine fraction better.
Dark Pulsar Surf (Instrumental)
Speedy and sporting the kind of melody line that Hava Nagila makes possible. Dark and forbidding, yet calling you to the curl. "Dark Pulsar" is a splendid instrumental with an infectious tribal thunder. This is a much stronger track than the 2005 version.
Wevvin' The Woodie (Revvin' the Woodie-sic) Surf (Instrumental)
"Wevvin' The Woodie" is a very nice rock instro with a coastal feeling and spatial sound. Great tom toms and bass. Elmer Fudd musta writ the title... too funny!
Blue Sunset Surf (Instrumental)
"Blue Sunset" is delicate and easy going, with lush reverb and very gentle melody line. You can see a sunset over the Pacific from a palm lined beach as you listen.
Blue Eyed Surf CD-Bandcamp
Agent Octopus on the Web!!!
Agent Octopus - BANDCAMP!
Reverb Galaxy Website
Angle of Attack CD - BANDCAMP
AGENT OCTOPUS - - Surfcat Logo by Shawn Dickinson