Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
First of all, how great is the name Histrioniks?
I reviewed the debut CD from this band back in and I liked it quite a bit. It was odd and hard to describe, but I liked it.
This album is quite different from that one. But you know what? I like it even more. And I’m not just saying that because they thanked me in their liner notes. Honestly.
As with the last one, it’s a little hard to describe, which is why I suggest listening to the samples (and why I love CDBaby so much for offering this). So instead of trying to describe it, I’ll just say what I like about it. There’s something so fun about these songs. You can’t help but wiggle a little in your office chair…or barstool. The melodies are interesting and intricate. The performances are charming and very well done. This band is very talented.
“Whiskers A Go-Go” has a bit of a 60s beach music feel to it. In fact many of the songs do.
“I’m So Lonely’ is downright haunting. Love it.
This is just a really well thought out, well-executed, and above all fun record and I hope the Histioniks continue to put out unique and interesting music for the discerning ear.
Posted on November 18, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Underneath It All
2. Whiskers A Go-Go
3. Saints In Atticus
4. I’m So Lonely
5. Fingers In The Rain
7. My Name Was Yes
8. Woman Of The Tunes
9. Anger Cherry
12. Picture Perfect Disrepair