Reviews

"An ambitious three-disc 'cinematic double album with a twist.'"
Barb Dybwad, Mashable.com

"I liked that it was a type of listening experience I interacted with. I wasn't entirely a passive listener, as we tend to be when we're listening to albums...my imagination in itself was playing a very active role in piecing all of this together."
Chris Trimmer, CFRC's Cognitive Dissonance. Listen to the episode...

"McCarron jumps between styles so brilliantly, it’s as though he’s orchestrating a giant mix tape of twisting emotions. In one moment, I feel as though I’m listening to the ambient and ethereal tones of Sigur Ros. In the next, McCarron’s multi-layered vocals and acoustic guitars channel indie folkers Iron & Wine or Sun Kil Moon...Although I could wax poetic about the technical complexity and execution of this album, in one listen anyone could pick up on McCarron's innate creativity and talent. This is one of the best concept pieces I've heard in a long time."
Megan Vetsch, The Record. Read the full review...

"I normally do not write album reviews on Everyday Listening, but this is a special case. It is not an album, it is a Polyalbum. A what? Well, to be honest, until I heard about this project I had no idea what that word meant..."
Hugo Verweij, Everyday Listening. Read the full review...

"I thought it was an extremely interesting and creative idea. I thought it would be very difficult to execute, and I was concerned about whether it would be doable. And I think the difficulty is to make each of the individual sides (that are heard first before you put them together) interesting on their own. And I think [Charlie] did an admirable job of doing that. In the end it really worked...Certainly a big project, a difficult project far larger than anything [Charlie has] done before, and far larger than most people ever do, really."
Dr. Brian Campbell, Project Advisor Read/listen to the interview...

"Wow! What an undertaking. Very well done! Very moving! Great concept. Great range. I enjoyed it."
Phil Aaron, Aaron/Stokes Music

"For those who used to watch Star Trek...you take that three-dimensional chess set and cube it, and then bring it out to a larger stage, and that's what I felt like...it was a very interesting and humbling experience."
Maribeth Overland, Grey Matters' Mother Listen to the full interview...

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