Saturday, July 30, 2011

CD review and giveaway (closed) Making Silly Faces

Congrats to my winner: polly
 
The sun is shining in Seattle, the sky is blue, and the thermometer is reading 75 degrees.  Perfection! Unfortunately, we haven't been able to get out to enjoy the great weather much over the past week, thanks to the unwanted appearance of some illness in our household. Everyone is on the mend though, and being home all day gave us a chance to really enjoy a great new CD that I received- Making Silly Faces. Here's a bit about this CD, from a press release that I received:


With a 2010 Parents’ Choice® Gold Award for his album, People, Places & Things, proudly in hand, independent children’s musician and preschool teacher Nick Deysher – who records and performs as In The Nick of Time eagerly anticipates the September 6 release of his fifth studio CD, Making Silly Faces.

Noted for eclectic recordings that feature a smooth blend of rock, pop, disco, reggae, rap, jazz and funk, Nick Deysher and In The Nick of Time draw on a lush expanse of musical influences from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and beyond.  Explains Nick, “I grew up listening to kids’ music by Bill Harley, Barry Louis Polisar and, of course, the Sesame Street records.  I’m always amazed by how many of those songs I remember! My mom had all the Beatles albums on vinyl, and I sort of felt like they were uncles I never met. I try to pay homage to my influences on each of my CDs.  Careful listeners will hear hints of Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, The Ramones and many others (even Snoop Dogg).”

Celebrating the sounds of popular music from the ‘70s to the present day, Making Silly Faces opens with “The Sun Is Up (And So Am I),” a classic rock tune in the style of bands like The Rolling Stones, and then shifts easily to the funky hip-hop sounds of the album’s title track. From there, the music keeps on coming in a deluge of creativity, ranging from Latin mambo rhythms on “I Tried It ... I Liked It”  to the Stevie Wonder-inspired “High Five Hive”  to a ‘70s disco tune (“Dancing Pants”) that’s sure to get parents and kids on the floor doing their best John Travolta moves.  “In The Nick of Time” picks up the sound of melodic rock groups like U2 and Coldplay, while the pop/dance “Slumber Party” is reminiscent of Pink, Lady Gaga and Rhianna. “Punk Rocks” is a driving, punk rock song about – well -- rocks!  There’s even a salute to Led Zeppelin.  
I love CDs like this that keep changing up the music and rhythms. You will never get bored listing to Making Silly Faces, and there's definitely something on this album for everyone.  I love the first song on the CD, which is called "The Sun is Up". Even though the lyrics are geared to the kids on this song, to me the music is reminiscent of the songs I listened to as a teen while sitting around the pool or out driving with friends on summer evenings.   My son madly loves "Pirates Never Say Please", which is a funny song about pirates.  This is another CD that, if you weren't listening closely to the lyrics, you'd never know it was a kids' album. It's just great, fun music. To hear some of the songs from Making Silly Faces, visit this page.

And I have great news- one of you will win a copy of this CD! Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses. 

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Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on August 30, 2011.  I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD to review for myself, as well as the opportunity to give one away to one of you. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

32 comments:

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