Shy and Mighty’s long-awaited release from captivity approaches. Next week Dave gets into town and we start rehearsing for the May 17th show. In the meantime, some pœple had some very nice things to say about the album. Quoth Alex Ross:
…the music achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene. The language is essentially Romantic, but progressions such as you might find in Chopin and Brahms are slowed down and elongated; it’s as if the contents of an imperial drawing room had been strewn along the side of a desert highway. Nothing is harder for a young composer than to find an individual voice. Andres is on his way: more mighty than shy, he sounds like himself.
Well I don’t know what to say! I’m blushing.
Then John Jurgensen at the Wall Street Journal examined my stoner-music influences.
Le Poißon Rouge is doing a package deal where you can buy a ticket to the album release concert and the CD all-in-one and save, I don’t know, $5. Enough for ⅚ of a beer.