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Aqua VelvetsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Surf Nouveau 3:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Smoking Panatelas On The Blue Mediterranean Sea 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Snorkle Mask Replica 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Return To Paia 4:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Ho'okipa 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. In A Spanish Mood 6:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Nervous On Neptune 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 16, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Milan Records
  • ASIN: B0000015LN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,511 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

While the Aqua Velvets have been at the forefront of the surf revival, their music is no slavish rehash of the genre's past glories. Instead the group offers an intriguing mix of surf stylings alongside a more complex menu of echo-laden Ennio Morricone-style spaghetti-Western soundtrack music, Latin rhythms, shimmering psychedelia, and ultrahip lounge lizardry. Nomad is their third and most accomplished effort, thanks to the sensual sway of the title track opener, the gradually building intensity of "Surf Nouveau," the evocative (and wonderfully titled) "Smoking Panatelas on the Blue Mediterranean Sea," and the roiling "Holly Tiki." And that's just the first four tracks. Overall, Nomad offers the perfect accompaniment for your next surfin' safari or even a quiet evening on the couch. --Daniel Durchholz

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cool Reverb/Surf Guitar July 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
If you're into reverb, surfing, or just like playing around with an electric guitar, you'll really like this CD. This is not grandfather's Dick Dale/Ventures surf guitar sound, but rather a much cooler, smoother reverb style. Very innovative, cool and very reverb.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome July 25, 2004
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Being a long time instrumental surf music fan (Dick Dale, Ventures, Shadows), I was very pleasantly surprised by this album. This album not only stays true to the genre but takes it further than just a revival approach. Compositions and guitar of Miles Corbin is very melodic and lyrical. I would recommend it to any surf music fans out there, take a chance and you will also be delighted.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Awesome sounds from first to last January 29, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best albums of any type of music that I have ever heard. I could listen to this all day. The first time I played it I thought, this is pretty good, but each time I played it I liked it more and more. This is great in the car, as background music or through the headphones. This music is clean, the instruments are distinct and the melody line is interesting. Overall the album is on the mellow side but this ain't lite-FM this is surf guitar.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music for Cruising Around Town April 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I first heard this group while listening to an internet radio station that was playing the track "Surf Nouveau". When I first heard that song I was blown away buy the sound and feel of the music. It made me feel like getting up and moving around. When I finally tracked down the CD and bought it, I was equally impressed by all of the tracks especially the one titled "Return to Paia". This track made me say "Whoa", this one makes you wish you were on a warm beach somewhere drinking somthing with one of those little umbrellas sticking out of it as you watch a beautiful island sunset. If you close your eyes and listen to this music it makes you feel really good.

All I can say is you can't go wrong with this CD if you like modern surf inspired music. This is not straight Dick Dale or Ventures stuff for those of you who are only looking for that kind of music though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth and cool as an ocean breeze July 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This the essential Aqua Velvets release. A little bit of Surf, The Ventures and Spaghetti Western combined is the best way I can describe this awesome set of guitar tracks. This is a great CD to pop in when your stuck in the beach house during a rain storm or while you're driving across the desert at dusk. Absolutely stunning set. I am listening to it as I write this, trying to find a negative, but I'm at a loss. The CD runs the gamut from surf rave ups like "Holly Tiki" and odd time signature pieces like "Snorkle Mask Replica, to shimmering guitar pop on "Summer at Dreampoint" and nods to Ennio Morricone on "Return to Paia". What a great album!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aqua Velvets Rule! November 5, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Along with the Mermen, the Aqua Velvets are simply one of the two best neo-surf combos going today. This disc is a masterpiece of dynamics as the songs effortlessly evoke a gentle sea breeze one moment and the thrill of riding a 20 foot wave the next. Forget lame outfits like Man or Astroman and buy yourself a disc from a band that is expanding the genre rather than merely recreating the past.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very cool reverb guitar work July 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
If you like the sound of reverb guitar, you'll like this cd. These guys drag Dick Dale style surf guitar into the 21st century, and they do it with a cool style.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Westward! Hey! Wait a minute! January 11, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Everybody's saying how great this is. To me, it doesn't sound like a real band is playing at all. It sounds like some really intelligent musician used a piano/midi/computer and composed nine cool tunes. #10 sounds like something on a Windham Hill sampler and #11 sounds like a Steve Tibetts piece-Hey I like WH and ST but this is supposed to be Aqua Velvets. There's no vocals and 2-3 seconds between each tune---sort of like a demo sent by some musician. Three stars because the music sounds cool; but after #10 and #11 I couldn't get into #12. I'm not buying anymore of this stuff.***COUGH**COUGH**
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars More Aqua Velvet music
More Aqua Velvet Music that you can't find in the local Walmarts, Targets , only on the internet, good job
Published 22 months ago by SXO
4.0 out of 5 stars Aqua velvets "Nomad" CD
New surf guitar licks and I like all surf guitar music. If you want something that's Dick Dale (who I really like) and other 60's surf guitar this is not it! Read more
Published on February 10, 2010 by Michael D. Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Not like the other bands.
I have several surf guitar cds for poolside (i.e. party) listening. This band has a special sound unlike the others. Read more
Published on June 30, 2009 by W. J. Howitt
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greats
The Aqua velvets are simply amazing,I truly love their unique and very tropical and very mystic sound.Thank you to Miles and the guys. Read more
Published on February 3, 2008 by David Monroe
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine effort by The Aqua Velvets
This is an excellent album, though not quite the equal of "The Aqua Velvets", in my opinion.

The first song on the CD, and the one from which the album takes it's name,... Read more
Published on January 5, 2006 by Lucas
4.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious Surf
The first tune Nomad gives me chills every time I hear it. The Aqua Velvets have the mysterious surf sound down to a science. This is where they shine. Read more
Published on September 27, 2005 by Macke
3.0 out of 5 stars Surfin' Samples
Almost all of the Aqua Velvets music sounds like computer/midi samples. Too pristine and antiseptic and this "band" could definitely use a more acoustic or live... Read more
Published on January 31, 2004 by Ralf Dudat
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