A fine Colorplates review in Ptolmaic Terrascope! “the Colorplates’ legacy will always be defined by their numerous WTF moments, typically when Dyer and fellow guitarist Harvey Tawney break out their sax and clarinet and improv their way into strangulated Ornette Coleman territory” Jeff Penczak
An excellent Colorplates review from Jack Goodstein at blogcritics! “It is anarchic chaos—free jazz on steroids with a shot of the Talking Heads. It is never very pretty, but pretty can be overrated. At its best, it can be electric. At its worst, noise.”
“No last names here…..this guy has apparently making music for 30 years but this I his first release. It’s all over the map but most of it is melodic in an oddball , off-kilter kinda way. I started out hating it then I ended up really liking it by midway through. He even covers a Rancid song (“Black Lung”). Unique and worth checking out.” Dagger
The new seven-piece Pajamas played at Slim’s last Saturday and were wunderbar – read the review from the East Portland Blog. “I was totally blown away and in awe of being in the presence of such musical prowess.” Holly Homan
“What it is is either a rock opera pieced together very carefully and in the minutest detail, or it is 19 experiments in music or perhaps musical theater woven together with the skill of one who suffers from OCD. I am leaning toward the former because the more I hear this, the more I hear genius.” Frank O. Gutch Jr.