from The New Gandy Dancer ("The World's Longest Running Rock Instrumental Magazine" (based in the UK))
Their material has a real surf and Hawaii tone to it. The group can also be raucous and there's plenty to choose from in that idiom. A pile of originals take a while to get used to, but these are very well done and will give listeners a chance to hear some fine riffs and edgy drumming and bass - and 19 tracks, in the car CD player, will shorten the longest journey we suspect.
The bonus is a number of cuts from Spongebob Squarepants usually only heard briefly in the show over episode intros or scene changes. Experiencing the full versions is a treat. 1
Dans les profondeurs de l'hiver, il y a la SENSATION de PLANER!
(Out of the deep of winter, there is the sound of a SURF SENSATION!)
The Mel-tones brought warmth to the darkest winter nights with sounds reeking of sea salt, sun-tan lotion and surfboard wax. Their music explodes in a sun-drenched reverie. Like the many moods of a brooding ocean, The Mel-tones music can rise like the wild surf at the cusp of day, lap gently on the shore, with the promising laugh of a wistful wahine, hint at the mournful mysteries of the deep or balance gallantry and greed.
And yet, the sounds of The Mel-tones range far from the sea itself as well. There's the drama of a high-plains showdown, the international intrigue and innuendo, and the potential for a titanic temblor. And of course, the martial-arts mania.
Yes, The Mel-tones show that the surf is in the heart and the soul, and these 19 tracks are ample proof. If you've ever found yourself hankering to hula, longing for a luau, or dreaming of the perfect wave, sit back and enjoy as The Mel-tones bring you the SURF SENSATION.
Radio CJYZ, Coeur de Vache, QC