Heroin in Tahiti – Death Surf (Boring Machines) 2012


Worst-band-name-ever but what a cracking record. Death Surf  is one of the latest releases on the Italian label, Boring Machines. This is a record that channels the Spaghetti Western sounds of Ennio Morricone and updates them for the spooky hauntology generation. This record manages to sound amazingly familiar yet with an extremely sinister edge. In many ways it has a similar vibe to Earth’s Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method record of  a few years ago but it also combines Morricone, Surf Music and Sun City Girls/Cramps – style guitar motifs. It somehow manages to channel a morbid bleakness through twanging surf guitar and the sounds of waves breaking on the beach. A mondo-doomo beach party for the chronically depressed. I am loving the shit out of this.

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