Album Reviews

Greg Phillips Sep 14, 2021 Original Link: https://australianmusician.com.au/martin-cilia-delivers-everest-in-lockdown/ Martin Cilia, Australia’s premier surf guitarist & member of legendary surf band, The Atlantics and guitarist with Mental As Anything has spent his lockdown wisely, releasing Everest, a wonderful new solo instrumental guitar album which is available now. Life can be equal parts…

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A mutual love of the Shadows brought these big-name Aussie guitarists together for a new instrumental that stays true to the quintessential surf sound. As you’d expect, cavernous spring reverb and fat single-note lines are the order of the day, with melodies to match. It’s faithfully delivered, feelgood stuff –…

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Enjoy Australian surf legend Martin Cilia and his ’61 Strat (in Olympic White with green guard) playing “Night Star,” from his new album, “Shadowman.” He’s running through a vintage Fender reverb tank and Boss DM2 into a ’63 Vox AC30. https://www.facebook.com/VintageGuitarmagazine/videos/831590400625977/?__xts__[0]=68.ARDF8y8lFwLD-ZNezKSPcz6JZ6ett0GC-Qk5wEpGH6fxf0Zl-xnMc-9d-7klY5uDRMpZYEHP9FUHusyQ10vh3yVJ7OhjxaQIzJfvNKY-PlyBSYbFbuXxla1FkJ-ObtTDsZ1yrq7OG_GYKbrW5LqLTfAEns5zYYd6q47oPtyMuNnesTCkDRbtVRotbQw2GWN5RA5vgb9eMGCreD5Ys3ndPWjbaiVwr_YubrRNrPcNcWJFBUPd5ggjmCnPgX_tyqVT2iV7hNmbFV6wrye7wUGKNw2NbgOCEFlZ8RnPuzb9aIuCXIrq-iD_ANpCmonhFQpicRbDj0zYO70U3yC-HQtvtXJMcQFM9RFWOyZUmNKATSFsI3AQbpMVIy49ruWXy1hlxuF1DQWy2LjWY_u-9VJKlk3M-Cn0Qp-12kwSg59FswM7SlhuLmVoTuymcQ-svlYFrkZL-2_9ATygLWvk-Fu_kgZklLiuqd_2sZEqK7oEmfa9BA&__tn__=H-R The April issue will feature Martin and his collection…

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Australian guitarist Cilia joined noted surf band the Atlantics in 1998, but his roots go much deeper. He spent his first 10 years in England, where he saw clips of the Shadows on TV. After moving to the Land Down Under, his first gig, in ’72, included the Shad’s “Apache”…

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Review Scene: Electric Christmas (CD) – Martin Cilia, 2015 By Sharon Brookes, What’s My Scene Magazine 17th September 2015 The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and our thoughts turn to the festive season and getting ready for the ‘big day’. It’s not quite the traditional European celebration of the…

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August 2007: Reverb Central

Reverb Central http://www.reverbcentral.com/ Martin Cilia – Revenge Of The Surf Guitar August 2007 Bombora Like I told Martin when I first dropped Revenge Of The Surf Guitar into my player – “Wow!” This album is solid top to bottom. It’s generally in the Atlantics mold, the legendary Australian band the…

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January 2010: Reverb Central

Reverb Central http://www.reverbcentral.com/ Martin Cilia – The Odd One Out January 2010 Bombora Atlantics‘ guitarist Martin Cilia‘s new CD ventures far afield from the surf sounds of Oz’s principal progenitors of the aquatic sound. While this is not at all surf, it sure is good! Superb playing (you expected that,…

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Reviews for The Odd One Out New Gandy Dancer, November 2009 4/4 Stars NGD 5629 MARTIN CILIA The Odd One Out Bombora Records 21 Australia (www.mandyh40.sg-host.com) Revitalised Atlantics guitar king Martin on another solo set showing his wide range of interest in music and his versatile guitar work, All cuts…

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KFJC 89.7 FM Cilia, Martin – “Surfersaurus” – [Bombora Creative] Martin Cilia is known as a very fine surf guitarist from Australia, for his work with the Australian surf band The Atlantics, and for his many compositions that have become surf standards. This album shows that there are lots of…

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Review: Going To Kaleponi, Martin Cilia Released on the BOMBORA label April 2013 “Gardner McKay meets Clint Eastwood”. Okay, a personal trip here for me. GOING TO KALEPONI, Martin Cilia’s fourth CD for David Minear’s Bombora label, is “Gardner McKay meets Clint Eastwood”? And who the hell are they you…

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March 2013: Surf Rock Music

Surf Explosion Surf Explosion Reviewed by: Stephen L. Robbins If you play guitar for the legendary Atlantics, you have to be good. Extremely good. Enter Martin Cilia. Extremely good doesn’t begin to cover things when you’re talking about his ability with a guitar. This man can flat get with an…

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March 2013: Surf Guitar 101

Surf Explosion March 4th 2013 By Noel Spiteri Martin Cilia is one of those guitarists who is able to use a guitar to do anything he wants. ‘Surf Explosion’ is an accurate description of the music. It’s got it all; drenching reverb, driving beat, furious picking, exceptional guitar playing and…

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ABC Central Victoria – Album of the week Feature Album 23 – 27 January 2012 January 27, 2012 , 1:37 PM by Jo Printz It’s summer, Australia has a long-held surfing tradition, so why not enjoy a little music synonymous with that culture – even if we’re geographically nowhere near…

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October 2011: Rhythms Magazine

Rhythms Magazine Review October 2011, page 71 MARTIN CILIA SURFERSAURUS BOMBORA “There is something very pleasing about listening to a musician doing what he or she loves. Guitarist Martin Cilia doesn’t just love classic surf guitar music, he lives, walks and breaths it. He tells us the first song he…

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Return of the Jaguar

Around 2006 Martin got a phone call to demonstrate some guitar sounds for ABC’s The Collectors TV show. He had original versions of all the guitars they wanted to demo, except for one – a Fender Jaguar. Steve Jackson of Jackson’s Rare Guitars sent over one of his Jaguars to…

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MWE3.com Music News & Notes August 2011 Record Label Spotlight BOMBORA – The preeminent early ‘60s surf-rock instrumental band in Australia, The Atlantics returned to the music world ten or so years ago with a slightly younger guitarist named Martin Cilia. As a 13 year old Cilia dreamed of playing…

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July 2011: Reveb Central

Martin Cilia – Surfersaurus This is a splendid release from Australian guitarist Martin Cilia, who plays lead in the current version of surf legends The Atlantics. Within, you’ll find some stellar tracks with Martin’s signature whammy and intensity. Wonderful! Picks: Number One, Walk Don’t Run, Futurama, Albatross, Apache, Pipeline, Endless…

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2Bob Album of the Week http://www.2bobradio.org.au/ 2Bob is an innovative community access radio station run by more than 80 volunteers. The station plays a diverse range of music and represents the community of the Manning Valley. Now more than 21 years old, 2BOB Radio broadcasts from studios in Taree Park…

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Reverb Central http://www.reverbcentral.com/ Martin Cilia – The Odd One Out Backing Tracks January 2010 Bombora This is the second release Martin Cilia has put together of backtracks from an album for the express purpose of providing a venue for guitarists to play lead with the band. I like this concept…

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2 Good 4 Words Review for The Odd One Out 2 Good for Words Newsletter Issue 26, September 2009 Martin said to me “expect the unexpected” and had reservations that his new CD would not live up to the expectations of rock instrumental buffs – WRONG!! Martin travels some diverse…

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