Tag: Freaky Tiki Surf-ari

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Arthur Lyman

Arthur Lyman Bwana รก/Bahia, Collector’s Choice Records 2008 (Original release date: 1959) During my last exotica album review for the Freaky Tiki Surf-ari, I briefly touched on the use of sound effects in exotica music. To quote the Wikipedia entry on the genre: “Additionally intrinsic to the sound of exotica are bird calls, big-cat roars, …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Strange But Surf

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Strange But Surf Official Site Swimming in Reverb, Rancho Records 2007 Surf can be a strange genre at times. It can both exist independently and be connected to Tiki culture. Despite the name “surf,” a surf song can have little or nothing to do with surfing (something that will be made very obvious over the …

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Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Sound of Tiki

"I was *this* close to being the mascot for Cold Fusion Video Reviews..."

It all started when Strange Jason sent me a link to “Gateways to Geekery” article about exotica music from the Onion AV Club. Not only was it a great, highly informative read (although the author is laughably wrong about the quality of modern exotica groups), but it made me realize the connections between exotica/Tiki culture …

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