Cris and Tret, Radio Quiet (Goldenrod Records, 1998)

Cris Williamson and Tret Fure are an interesting pair of female musicians, best known for the feminist/healing/spiritual niche they’ve carved out for themselves in the alternative musical arena, both as individuals, and together. Their Web site goes into some details … Continue reading

Terry Radigan, Radigan (Vanguard Records, 2000)

Wow. Where do I start? I’ve had the hardest time trying to find the words to describe Terry Radigan’s self-titled solo debut album. Known for her contributions to the New York City-based group, Grace Pool, and for co-writing “Love Wouldn’t … Continue reading

Reptile Palace Orchestra, Iguana Iguana (Omnium, 1999)

There is just something mind-bogglingly unreal about the Reptile Palace Orchestra. Unreal, surreal, and captivating. I can honestly say that I’ve never heard anything quite like them before. And I’ve listened to a wide range of styles, thanks to Green … Continue reading

Kilt, Four In The Crib (Oh Ha Music/Kilt Music Group Inc, 1999)

“Kilt: From Cape Breton and Newfoundland come four fun-loving musicians with one purpose in mind … to make you dance.” -From the Kilt Web site. Canadian Folk/Celtic. That’s the best way to describe this particular group. It’s a very interesting … Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Beethoven's Last Night (Atlantic, 2000)

It’s the spring of 1827, and in Vienna, Ludvig von Beethoven has just completed his Tenth Symphony, which is to stand forever as his masterpiece, his last and greatest work. As he revels in the triumph of such an accomplishment, … Continue reading

David Olney, Through A Glass Darkly (Rounder Records, 1999)

In the 1990 Dudley Moore movie, Crazy People, an ad executive goes nuts and is consigned to a mental hospital after he starts writing “truthful” slogans, like “Volvo: Boxy but good.” In that vein, and hoping that I won’t end … Continue reading