GUN-SHO-GUN is the long-awaited debut CD from San Diego, CA's reverb-drenched instro-surf swordsmen. This high energy, 11-song guitar-driven tour de force will leave you screaming for more! Huge reverb-laden guitar tone set atop a blazing rhythmic fury position this disc to be an instant classic.
The Secret Samurai was formed by Ryan Ruiz (lead guitar) and Steve Van Wyk (bass) in the Spring of 2005 after the veteran instro-surf quartet, Surf Report, ended its 12 year reign. Straddling the line between traditional and no-wave progressive instro-surf, The Secret Samurai incorporate a wide array of musical influences from The Astronauts to Morricone to Middle-Eastern and Asian cinema.
This disc consists of 10 original compositions that span the band's eclectic array of influences. Also included is a stunning cover of the Kennedy/Simon classic, Istanbul. Don't be caught without this disc and miss the shape of surf to come!!