Excellent album, from writing to production.
Dave L | WA United States | 12/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like eclectic thoughtful writing, dynamic recording and production, and something out of the Rock mainstream (a niche we used to call "Progressive Rock" when I worked at Seattle's KEZX radio in the early '90's) ...you will probably treasure this offering from the dynamic duo of Pat and Barbara K MacDonald.
In the case of Timbuk 3, the commercial success of their hit, "The Future's So Bright" was largely a curse, because they are so much more than that one song, yet- a lot of people think of that tune as having been a defining statement about them, which probably limited their exposure to a larger audience. A Hundred Lovers dissolves that illusion right away, and seduces you into a musical world of sharp observation and satire.
This is a very sonically dynamic recording which will sometimes test the upper limits of your tweeters and at other times exercise your subwoofer and low end amplification. The sonic palate is rarely the same from song to song, but that's done on purpose, not because of engineering oversight or equipment limitations.
This is a real "sleeper" of an album, and if the world of music were fair and reasonable with some taste, Timbuk 3 would be famous and revered for being the pioneers they actually are. The proof is right here in the spicy A Hundred Lovers."
The dirty digital recording method sounds great!
CJW | Cincinnati, OH USA | 03/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if I had a big island, this would certainly be one of my desert island cd's. I love the sound, the so-called dirty digital recording method sounds great! The acoustic guitars and percussion scratch, tear, and rip with sonic grandeur. Standouts: Shotgun Wedding, Kitchen Fire, and the title track. Be sure to have good loudspeakers on your island, turn 'em up loud, play air guitar to this one proudly, even if no one is watching."