This contemporary instrumental album mixes elements of new age, jazz, pop, rock, surf, ambient, techno, chant and classical into a fresh, new blend. The album three variations on the "Canon in D" theme. The opening title track which builds over a 14 minute span from meditative spcae to a frenxy of ectasy, the catchy five minute "Poppin 'Pachelbel" in the middle of the album, and the 14 minute "Waikiki Pachelbel" near the end with its chanting choir and orchestral swells.
Surfin Pachelbel also contains the short, cool down, chill out interlude "Run As A Liquid;" the nine minute space groove "He'enalu;" the quick "Wili Wili" ("A surf guitar tribute to Peter Gabriel and his grooves," says Liv Khalsa); the 12 minute slow, ambient, dance piece "Groove Salad;" and the humorous beatnick, sci-fi techno saga "Surfin' UFO" (featuring, as special guests, the group overlords of the ufo).
"Pachelbel's 'Canon...Liv and Livtar Khalsa adapt it with...surf guitars, celestial choirs, synthesizers, vocal snippets...variations on the archtypal new age composition. They shoot the tube with some credible ambient surf music...brilliantly kitsch music." - Billboard Magazine
"Canon in 'D now presented in its hippest and most eclectic arrangement yet. This electronic pachelbel is destined to become a new age instrumental classic. Splendid variety of super relaxing ambient and new age moods. Surfin' Pachelbel is hte perfect way to chill out, and it just might turn on a few classical fans to the wonders of electric guitar instrumentals." - Time and A Word
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