Monday, September 17, 2007

Special Agents - Bulletproof Beat

The Special Agents – Bulletproof Beat

England's Special Agents pose an interesting question... just how far can you push the surf 'n' spy connection. While the first track here is spy oriented, the last one is downright mean lumbering monster.

Slowly rising from the inaudible depths of espionage, "Double-O-Surfin'" becomes a fine surf instro, with stinging guitar playing a catchy riff over a solid ominous spy backtrack. Adventurous and solid, with glissandoes and excellent drums. It hints just a tad at "Secret Agent Man."


Slow moody soundscapes ooze from the effected guitar swells as "The Lunar Sea" flows across the ocean's surface. This is really spooky, and very cool indeed. Haunting, mysterious, ominous, and chilling. The keys are ghostly, and the careful use of stereo reverb in the mix places you in a huge place from which you may not escape. Excellent.


A Spy in the Ointment 2. Our Man on Mars 3. Calling All Agents 4. Cast Your Spell 5. Come in, Agent 45 6. Do the Wiggle 7. Death Probe 8. Double-0-Surfin' 9. Shufty 10. The Tingler 11. Soul Agent 12. The Spectre Walks 13. The Lunar Sea

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2 comments:

Brian said...

Thanks for all the great spy-beat posts. I'd never heard these guys before, good stuff.

brandonio said...

DA BOSS , THANKS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER FINE POST THE SPECIAL AGENTS ARE PRETTY GOOD i'M LISTENING WHILE I TYPE. I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THE SPY GENRE AS A WHOLE AND I WAS THINKING SOMEONE OR AS A SURF/INSTRO COMMUNITY .A REALLY GOOD SPY COMP WOULD MAKE FOR A FUN PROJECT. i REALLY LIKED WHAT EeK! AND THE REST OF YOU GUYS DID ON Eek'S SITE . i JUST THOUGHT I WOULD START THE FIRE. BY THE WAY DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT HAS HAPPEND TO THE EeKSTER! HE HASN'T PIPPED A SQUEEK OR AN EEK FOR SOME TIME NOW . i REALLY HOPE EVERYTHING IS ALL RIGHT.

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