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|Chris Von Sneidern|
Wood & Wire
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Opening with the stoic rock of "Starting Out," the obligatory pop of "Sun," and "Love," to the poetic folk of "The End," this record pleasingly runs the gamut. Although CVS is often found in his studio producing his own al... more »
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Opening with the stoic rock of "Starting Out," the obligatory pop of "Sun," and "Love," to the poetic folk of "The End," this record pleasingly runs the gamut. Although CVS is often found in his studio producing his own albums or other artists', Wood and Wire was recorded entirely in the NY metro area with a winning combination of musicians including Peter Straus (Dwarves) and Dennis Diken (Smithereens).
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Buy the two earlier albums instead
D. Goodheart | 11/02/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This album represents a big step away from the varied musical approach of his two earlier albums, Sight&Sound and Big White Lies. The melodies are just as good, but the songs differ less from each other and from the rest of pop music than his tunes did on the first two. It's as though some spark has been lost in the transition from doing almost all the instruments to having a full band behind him. Perhaps the album was easier to record, but it's just doesn't have the same appeal for me (although that's asking a lot - I really like the other two albums)."
One of the best kept secrets of pop/folk rock of the 90s
D. Goodheart | Satellite Beach, FL USA | 10/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wood and Wire is a real treat for the ears. Chris Von Sneidern is one of the best kept secrets of modern pop music. This album, which is much better produced than his previous "Sight and Sound," shows a true melodic genius reaching a wonderful stage of maturity. It brings a 90s flavor to the folk and pop rock of the late 1960s and early 70s. From the opening chords of "Starting Out" to the Dylanesque pathos of "The End," this CD is full of hooks and lush harmonies. Instrumentation varies from simple guitar to more complex arrangements using everything from horns to harpsichord. If you have any attraction at all to power pop, you will find this to be one treasure that you will play again and again. Truly one of the outstanding pop recordings of the late 1990s."
This is the finest album of 1998!!!
D. Goodheart | 01/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chris von Sneidern is one of the few artists today who has managed to assimilate the best elements of pop music and turn them into something that is uniquely his own. Beautiful, melodic and moving, every song is a masterpiece. "Lines" is a Triple A hit waiting to happen."