A Packet of Rave Reviews

It all started with Cyrus Rhodes, who posted a stunning endorsement of Illumination at Musesmuse.com in late December of 2014.  In fact he was so impressed by the album, he urged me to commission further reviews from his staff of writers, even offering to nominate it for Album of the Year.  Talk about exceeding expectations for a  "free" review!

I followed up on his suggestion, and was blown away by both the overwhelmingly positive response from his team of writers, and the dazzling diversity of genre descriptions and artists referenced in their reviews.

Artists included some of the usual suspects -- Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Annie Lennox, Buffy St. Marie, and Norah Jones -- and in a somewhat similar group, I also found Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell.  But then I saw myself compared to the likes of Sarah MacLachlan, Loreena McKennit, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, and Lana Del Rey, as well as a string of other artists, some of whose work I had never heard.  One comment I value greatly said that my songs showed "honesty like Sia, Emiliana Torrini, Sineaid O'Connor, Imogen Heap and Aimee Mann."  To discover the other names, you will just have to peruse the reviews!

I thought I would also list some of those genres, to be followed by links to the critiques themselves.  Reviewers referred to what I do as Intellectual/ Theatrical Pop, Dramatic and Melancholy Pop, High End Orchestral Vocal-Pop, Celtic Folk, and two particular favorite phrases: Passionate Neo-Classically driven Pop Rock, and a Multidimensional Euro-World fusion of indie-rock and modern neo-classical, psychedelic rock.  Wow.  After reading all of this, if I hadn't produced the album, I would be extremely curious to check it out!!

And now for the links: 

http://allwhatsrock.com/blog/kari-tieger-illuminations

http://musicexistence.com/blog/2015/01/13/16698/

http://ventsmagazine.com/cd-review-illumination-kari-tiger/

http://skopemag.com/2015/01/13/kari-tieger-illumination

http://www.bandblurb.com/kari-tieger-illumination/

http://gigband.com/kari-tieger/

http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/albums/index.php?album_id=18127

http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-karitieger-illumination.html

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