The Channel Surfers - Tunnel Vision

Tuesday 1st June 1999
The Channel Surfers - Tunnel Vision
The Channel Surfers - Tunnel Vision

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Organic ORCD 9736
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

Remember 'Soak Your Brain' by Love War back in '93? Well, Tim Bushong, after a few years away from the limelight, has returned to the scene with a whole new line up and sound in the form of The Channel Surfers. 'Tunnel Vision', the band's debut album, is a rich and diverse blend of sonic intensity; ranging from laid back funk influenced tones, through to full on, in your face rap-core...sometimes even within the same piece. Deftly produced and executed, the listener is left without any doubt as to The Surfers' proficient execution of the material contained herein. Variety is the spice of life, so the saying goes; I cannot help but feel, however, that with such an eclectic influence being incorporated within their sound, the Surfers are spreading themselves a tad thin in terms of identity. This small quibble aside, 'Tunnel Vision' stands as a fine set of well crafted and thoroughly enjoyable compositions.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Strength [Listen]
2. So Far Away [Listen]
3. C.T.C. [Listen]
4. Masquerade [Listen]
5. Without You [Listen]
6. Something More [Listen]
7. Lonely Guy [Listen]
8. The Sounds [Listen]
9. First Stone [Listen]
10. Like Job [Listen]
11. Candle [Listen]
12. I.4.N.I. [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Steve Ocampo in Costa Rica, Central America. @ 18:02 on Jan 5 2016

thanks Tim Bushong, that sound is gooooood.

Posted by Chad in Indiana @ 03:54 on Feb 3 2009

How can I get this album. I used to own it, but I made the mistake of lending it out. It never came back.

Posted by jason braun in ohio @ 04:12 on Oct 22 2008

i love this album i first seen these guys back in 99`
and i had to buy the album

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