Here’s a link to a new review, written by someone who grew up in the same hometown as the four of us:
It’s a thoughtful review–how can a band not be grateful for any review that urges people to go out and buy the record? I especially like the link between our story and Cotton Mather, another band with a lost record that Kickstarter helped save.
The review also raises a point we expected reviews in general to raise, when the record came out–the idea that Rycopa could have been a more focused and consistent record if it had been, say, 14 songs instead of 32. It’s a valid point, but I know from the discussions we had back in 1998, when we were prepping the record for a Sony release, that picking 14 would have been impossible. At least for me. “Soulmating,” for example, is a song I love that would likely have not made the final cut.
In the end, I’m hoping the final version is embraced as the kind of sprawling, rambling double album we grew up loving, with songs that you may skip the first few listens, but eventually grow to appreciate.