Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2013 October 30 • Wednesday

Here's another title to add to the list of remarkable CDs released in 2013. When was the last time so much great stuff came out in a single year?

The Raybeats were a great instrumental rock/surf band. My band Ghost Wave used to cover one of their tunes.

Apparently they collaborated with Philip Glass and here's the recorded evidence.

The CD kicks off with "Black Beach", probably because it's the one with the most prominent contribution from Glass. He does his arpeggio thing on keyboard, of course.

All the tunes are really cool. It's nice to have what amounts to a lost Raybeats EP. Possibly my favorite is the moody "Hoodlum Priest", with eerie organ playing and the sound of thunder.