Category Archive: Neo-Exotica

Neo! Exotica! Neo-Exotica!

Aug 24 2017

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Music From The 6th Floor

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited Official Site (Label) Music From The 6th Floor, Dionysus Records 2016 It’s been ages since I last reviewed something by Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited and the group seems as mysterious as ever. In fact, I hadn’t heard anything from them in so long that I had assumed they had quietly disbanded! …

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Aug 26 2016

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Maritime Mysteries

Kava Kon Official Site Maritime Mysteries, self-release 2016 It’s been a long time since we last heard from Kava Kon. Although the proposed EP Virgin Lava has yet to materialize, I can’t complain since we got a full album instead. That’s right, Maritime Mysteries is the band’s third album and the wait was completely worth …

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Aug 22 2013

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Hans Karl

Hans Karl Official Site Shagxotica!, Hans Karl Music 2002 The works of Josh “Shag!” Agle have an undeniable place in the world of Tiki culture (and vice versa). But for some reason, that only seems to apply to the art of Tiki and not the music. While it is true that Shag has designed covers …

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Aug 19 2011

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: 6′+ Episode 11 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It wouldn’t be summer without the annual event over at Gravedigger’s Local 16: The Freaky Tiki Surf-ari. You can check out all the hooplah at the luau here while you listen to this episode. We have some of the hits from Tiki’s past, present and future. …

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Sep 21 2010

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited

There's always room for giallo!

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited Official Site (Label) The Spooky Sound Sessions, Dionysus Records 2009 After Kava Kon, we have one more stop in our Freaky Tiki Surf-ari side trip through the world of neo-exotica, which also takes us further into the world of space age pop. Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited is something of a mystery …

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Aug 27 2010

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Kava Kon

Kava Kon Official Site Departure Exotica, white label detroit 2005 Tiki for the Atomic Age, Dionysus Records 2009 For this installment of the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari, we’ll be taking a side trip into the world of neo-exotica. What is neo-exotica? From what I can tell, neo-exotica is exotica music made using synthesizers and other electronic …

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