It takes spades of talent to create music as beautiful as this without the aid of layered mixing, over-hyped production and in Miles' case, even lyrics. Even if you're not a big surf fan, but are looking for a some amazing relaxing guitar, this is it! If you happen to love surf to begin with, you will be pleasantly surprised. This is not a full-blooded surf album. It is mainly sparkling reverb with occasional acoustic amid a tapestry of soft bongo-like percussion. No one plays as clean or precisely as Miles. It takes me back to the islands, basking in the sun, sipping a mai tai, w/ some local cats playing under the palapa. I'm a big fan of the Aqua Velvets, and Miles playing is stunningly gorgeous on this as well. His songwriting capabilities are the real treat here though. Haunting, dramatic but always relaxing, it dosen't get more mellow or exotic than this.
1. Tiki Hut 2. Coconut Syrup Daydream Skies 3. Sister Moonlight
4. Indian Summer 5. Quintana Roo 6. Enchanted Island
7. Beats Around The Bush 8. Kahuna 9. California Slack
10. Trail To Magic Falls
The roots of the Groove Hawks
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