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Red Triangle

by Mister Neutron

Gimmick-free, arse-kicking surf/instro rock from the East Coast's most original instrumental trio. RED TRIANGLE features the 2007 surf/garage radio favorites "Super Constellation" and "Comanchero." Pretty good price too.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Comanchero
2:18 $0.99
2. The Wedge
1:55 $0.99
3. Submariner
3:26 $0.99
4. Danger Diabolik
2:55 $0.99
5. Super Constellation
3:02 $0.99
6. The Casbah
2:39 $0.99
7. Subterfuge
2:46 $0.99
8. Attack of the Sea People
2:46 $0.99
9. Neutron Stomp
3:11 $0.99
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Album Notes
MISTER NEUTRON is one of the most powerful three-piece surf/instrumental bands on the East Coast of the U.S.A. The sound of a reverb-drenched Fender Stratocaster is their master, and the three Neutrons are its humble, doe-eyed servants.

MISTER NEUTRON was formed in 1998 by two disgruntled brothers and one gruntled other guy. Nearly a decade later, the quasi-gruntled trio is burning up the Northeast with its explosive sound.

MISTER NEUTRON plays in New York City regularly, toured California in 2007 and Texas in 2005 and shows up in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Kentucky, Georgia and Pennsylvania when the mood stikes them. To keep track of MISTER NEUTRON'S shows, visit www.myspace.com/misterneutron.

MISTER NEUTRON'S second CD on Deep Eddy Records, RED TRIANGLE, features nine powerful instrumental performances, including the brilliant "Super Constellation," "Comanchero," "Submariner," "Attack of the Sea People" and "Neutron Stomp," plus covers of Dick Dale's "The Wedge" and Los Straitjackets' "The Casbah." The CD is named after a shark-infested spot off the coast of Northern California, and the music reflects that: It'll take you by surprise.

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Power surf's up!
If you like surf instrumental music, check out this cd. However, it's not the trad surf, it's power surf. These guys rock the surf, and do it superbly. Unfortunately it's a rather short disc at 25 minutes, but it's 25 rockin' minutes.

Blue StingRaye, official NESMA reviewer

"Red Triangle" leaves you wanting more.
This nine-song EP is a powerful tribute to classic surf, old, new and Neutron, as well as a showcase of the power-surf style Mister Neutron fans are familiar with. My personal pick is "Submariner." The drums of Drew Paradine just blew me away. Every second drips with reverb and salt air. The drums and bass line provide powerful surges of sound that compliment the high, sweet double-picking of Mister Damian Fanelli so well. I have listened to this CD no less that 20-plus times and still love this tune the most.

I have heard Mister Neutron play every tune on "Red Triangle" live and found the mix of exotica/trad, as in "Super Constellation" coming right after the hot-rod-surf sound of "Danger Diabolik," as enjoyable as the mix of tunes during their live shows. The CD closes with an original written by bassist Tony Fanelli, "Neutron Stomp." It opens with Drew leading the way on the skins, followed by deep reverberating strings of Damian and Tony. "Neutron Stomp" will have you swaying and grinding with your dance partner as the beat builds up to climatic ending that takes your breath away.

"Red Triangle" leaves you wanting more, which is what all good performers want their audiences to feel. Be prepared to yell "encore!" after the CD ends. Mister Neutron has definitely created a place in the surf music genre all their own, and I am grateful they have allowed us to share it with them through their latest CD, "Red Triangle."


Cool surf
A straight-forward surf CD from a power trio from Jersey! A bit of a departure from their first CD, but very good on its own. Interesting choice of cover tunes, too.

Jules at Redjmusic (BMI)

These dudes play fast!
This is fun, surfy music. These dudes play fast, and it's a great cd to listen to at the end of the summer. But not only is this band really good ... they are a tight band, and it's a very old skool surf sound ... almost gothic/rockabilly. These are no novices to what good music should sound like.

Phil Dirt, Reverb Central

A superb CD
This is a superb CD from a writing point of view, and it's very well played. I think this is the strongest of Mister Neutron's releases. PICKS: Comanchero, The Wedge, Submariner, Danger Diabolic, Super Constellation, The Casbah, Subterfuge, Attack Of The Sea People, Neutron Stomp. COMANCHERO: With cool Spanish chords and a galloping beat, "Comanchero" travels across your senses with and engaging and satisfying melody accompanied by dramatic bull fight trumpet. Whammy chords and drama are the watchwords here. I must confess to liking this a lot, especially the superbly pure drums. SUBMARINER: This is a fast, romping number with cool glissandos and flying Spanish surf guitars. More moody than melodic, "Submariner" races across a cactus plain, or perhaps under the sea, as suggested by the title. Big energy. SUPER CONSTELLATION: Spunky and rhythmic, with a real sense of being in a car with the top down on a highway through a cactus valley, and warm textures. Mister Neutron give lots of energy to this rocker, with reverb added and a very cool beat. With ample changes, "Super Constellation" bears repeated enjoyment. ATTACK OF THE SEA PEOPLE: Opening with some Arabian mystery, "Attack Of The Sea People" is powerful and intense. The lead seems a bit low at times, especially compared to the augmenting guitar chords, but this sure is a cool song. Its emotionally charged melody and the sound of the Middle East remind me some of The Astroglides, but less punky. SUBTERFUGE: An interesting track with a classy and mysterious melody line. The power of the track comes from strong tone and playing, and great drums offset by droning bass. Huge splash chords complete the picture.

William J. Levay

The Surfman cometh, and his name is Neutron!
At nine tracks and 25 minutes, this instrumental surf-rock set from the often-eclectic Mister Neutron is as fast and furious as Damian Fanelli's guitar playing. Here the New Jersey trio eschews Fanelli's vocals and quirky lyrics and heads straight for the sand and surf. Swimming in vibrato and drenched in reverb, "Red Triangle" wonderfully showcases the straight-ahead surf band that always lurked within Mister Neutron's sub-atomic core.

The album cover leaves no doubt as to the kind of music contained inside. A surfer rides in front of a cresting wave. Is he aware of the ominous red triangle breaking the surface behind him? Is it a shark? The devil? A devil shark? A tiki god observes the scene, which appears in that quasi-faded, bad-silkscreen-job finish and jumbled, blocky type. Certainly retro, and with that concomitant ironic distance that defines our age. I mean, how can you be sincerely retro if you know you’re being retro? But that’s for the phenomenologists ...

The surf rider seems to be in imminent peril, and that’s the mood this brief set frequently evokes. Minor keys and modal riffs à la Dick Dale conjure up not only boards and Birdwells, but also danger, paranoia and constant motion. And those final chords, detuned with a whammy bar — are they resolutions or question marks?

"Comanchero," the cinematic opening track, is the fullest of the bunch, thanks to guest artists who bring acoustic guitar, trumpet and percussion into the mix (yes, that’s a Vibra-Slap). It’s Ennio Morricone meets Dick Dale in Monument Valley; the constant motion here isn’t the ocean, but a galloping horse. As the liner notes explain, Comancheros were "those brave souls who smuggled whiskey and rifles to the Comanches in 19th-century New Mexico," and here they are, back to life, triumphantly delivering their wares, ATF be damned.

"Danger Diabolik," an insanely catchy surf tune, is one of two new versions of tunes that originally appeared on Mister Neutron’s 2004 release "Mister Neutron Loves You" (the other is "The Casbah"). But where they were once tucked away among 19 eclectic rock songs, they now serve as highlights. "The Casbah" is a great beach blanket stomp, with a skipping bass line and killer backbeat, but this beach blanket happens to be in North Africa, on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean. "Attack of the Sea People" begins with some intimate reverby surf-flamenco work by Fanelli, but soon launches into an all-out melee with brother Tony Fanelli’s rapid-fire bass and Drew Paradine’s pounding tom-toms leading the fight. After a ferocious drum intro, "Neutron Stomp" settles into a down-tempo (for these guys, at least) groove — but wait! Mister Neutron can’t slow down for more than two minutes. For what they lack in net electric charge, they make up in pure kinetic energy. And like both the surf rider and the shark, to stop would be to perish.

HangNine WebZine (UK)

Mental -- in a good way!
Who are they? The most powerful three-piece surf/instrumental band on the East Coast, or so they claim (we assume that they are referring to the east coast of the USA and not that they're huge in Dundee or Cromer). RED TRIANGLE is their second CD for the Austin-based Deep Eddy label and features seven sparkling originals and covers of Dick Dale's "The Wedge" and the Eddie Angel-penned "The Casbah."

What's good? "Comanchero" is a sublime spaghetti western thing, featuring acoustic rhythm guitars and some fabulous trumpet. If you've visited HangNine much, you'll know we are suckers for trumpet.

"Attack Of The Sea People" is mental -- and only in a good way.

Some thunderous playing from the Fanelli brothers (OK, I'm only guessing they're brothers, but I reckon there's a fair chance I'm correct) -- Damian on guitar and Tony on bass -- and from drummer Drew Paradine.

What's bad? "Comanchero" hints at the possibility of a somewhat broader musical pallette than the rest of the album, which, for the most part, actually delivers.

HangNine Rating: AB (Absolutely Brilliant)