"The Rafter" is the next high energy offering. A classic surf tune: pure drive and energy all wrapped up in reverb and tremolo.
On "Land Beyond the Moon", the KD stretch out a little with some Dick Dale inspired trrrrrem-picking...and a minimalist-style vocal harmony: "The land beyond the moon, I'm on my way to you, Time is coming soon, That we will go to moon." This is one of the very very few surf tunes I've heard where vocals are absolutely appropriate.
The final cut on the EP, "K-2" is my favorite. Beautifully haunting Fender guitar is intertwined with relentless drumming and bassline all topped off with a melodic organ line and bizzare proto-synth space sounds...truly a masterpiece of traditional-styled surf experimentation. It's almost as if the guys in The Krontjong Devils stepped into a time machine and ended up in Raymond Scott's protosynth lab way back in 1964. I don't know how they did it, but the tune works for me in a HUGE way!
Double Crown was kind enough to include a CD-R version of the EP along with the gold vinyl disc, how cool is that? If you'd like a healthy dose of the reverberated surf, be sure to check out this fine Krontjong Devils release before it's sold out forever.
You can visit the Krontjong Devils at their website
, even though it doesn't look like it's been updated in about five years:
You can find Double Crown Records at : www.dblcrown.com
Yeah what he said, ha ha, I agree whole heartedly, I had some other stuff they had done 7 in and cd. but this ep totally floored me.