Reviews and News
12/12/06 Richard jams with Stanton Moore at the WOW hall! In this rare live performance, Richard and Stanton (with Brian Coogan and Will Bernard) pay tribute the Zimbabwean songwriter and activist Thomas Mapfumo. Listen closely as Richard takes his unusual Mbira style to a new level by turning the instrument into an amplified woodblock and playing with his knuckles. Download the track from archive.org here: http://www.archive.org/download/smt2006-12-12/smt2006-12-12d2t04_vbr.mp3 5. "Crandell's tightly designed and salubriously executed works are an absolute wonder, primarily because they're so damned beautiful to listen to....Crandell manages to sidestep both cliché and obviousness by exploring variable timbres, tunings, and tendencies."
by Darren Bergstein - The Squid's Ear