From Eye Magazine:
…The Torture Memos’ strong narrative, decoupled from predictable verse/chorus structures, makes for anxious listening. When phrases like “self defence” or “whatever it takes” are stretched out like taffy, they turn into great hooks — just as evil slogans should. And Kristin Mueller-Heaslip’s fraught, full-throttle operatic vocals are absolutely brilliant, exposing the brutality dulled by the jargon of the source material.
It’s nice to be mentioned positively in a review (and not called “a slightly more human Jessica Rabbit*”), though I’m beginning to wonder if I don’t sing way too loud all the time. Remember the review from Thunder Bay where they talked about how huge my voice was?
My theory is that untrained/pop singers tend to sing in what you might call a “wispy” way. At least the ones who sing in a higher range, in head voice, do, i.e.: Feist. The syllables all sort of taper off before the next one comes around, and there’s not a lot of what you might call pressure to the sound. But I have a naturally bright and forward voice, and the classical training that emphasizes LEGATO LEGATO LEGATO. Different.
Anyway, enough about me, and more about that extremely positive review. Come on Friday to the CD release and buy an album! Or just buy an album!
*I can’t find the link anymore. Obviously some things smart too much for a bookmark.