I started the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari four years ago and find myself pleasantly surprised by how the exotica genre seems to embrace its freaky side more and more each year. Hopefully you had similar feelings about our surprise foreshadowing on the podcast. This year is no exception and I think you will find the albums selected for this year’s installment to be quite fascinating. So as we await the future, let’s look to the past with last year’s Freaky Tiki Surf-ari:
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Return
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Crafts and Cocktails
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Volcano Kings
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Hans Karl
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Coffin Daggers
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Les Baxter
Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6′+ Episode 73 is Up!
I have also received word of an upcoming Kava Kon EP called Virgin Lava. In an odd parallel with this year’s Surf-ari, it contains both remixes (or in the FTS’ case, sequels) and new material. Exotica fans will also appreciate its retro-style cover. Best of all, it’s only the tip of the iceberg since Kava Kon has other new projects in the works! While we wait for those projects, you can enjoy the numerous free downloads available at both of Kava Kon’s SoundCloud pages.