||Norwich, England www.bryterlayter.com
Hi, love the voice, the songs are
just great, excellent site.
| Marshell Jones
||Montclair, NJ www.flyingstararts.com
Much love and courage to all of us musicians who persist in shining our light! Thanks for the Musicians' Circle!
|"A few weeks ago at a fair in North Berkeley, a man was handing out free CD's. After expecting a catch and then realizing there wasn't one, I brought it home... I've listened to it many times since, and my appreciation for the subtle beauty of the music continues to grow. Thank you... *softly smiling*
| Mark von Schlemmer
||KCTV-5 Kansas City, MO
|"Wow, that's quite a website. And very cool music - a little like Nick Drake
after he's traded his guitar in for a piano and maybe taken a half of an
|"It's not very pop--but the
tune I downloaded, Blue Window, is just beautiful. There's
something in your harmony that is like a skilled painter using watercolors,
taking advantage of the way shades blend and wash over each other.
You're being subtly...polytonal? With those beautiful lydian bits
all over the place, and your subtle, dulcet Christopher-Cross voice
(I like Christopher Cross--that's a compliment)...it's a heady, beautiful
mix of stuff."
| Enid Futterman
|" Unusually beautiful sounds and pictures pour forth from this collection of songs of the soul. Richard Isen uses his instruments, including his own voice, in his own particular, penetrating way. THE WAY THE WAVES COME is one of the loveliest, saddest songs I've heard in a long time."
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|"One of the coolest things about
this covers project for me is that I get exposed to so many new artists.
One of the coolest so far is Richard Isen. I got his CD, just released,
called "Let It Fall" through CD Baby. I bought it for the cover of
Willy, and was delighted with the whole package! Listen to the piano
intro to Joni's "The Last Time I Saw Richard"...that beautiful chordal
piano is the sound of this CD, and it's majestically pretty from start
to finish...matter of fact, the whole CD almost plays like a suite
of sorts as opposed to a collection of "separate" songs. Each track
with a couple of exceptions is 5+ minutes, and there are some strings
at times, some soft backing vocals at times, and an ethereal melodic
|"dreamy dark songs for a winter's
night Reviewer: Let It Fall Gorgeous, melancholy music, evocative
lyrics and imagery of loneliness. A unique sound, kind of folk, kind
of jazz, piano based with lovely choral work on top and grounded by
the artist's lyric baritone. Filled with personal reflections, the
songs create a world and a mood - not an easy thing to accomplish
and well-done here. I especially like the cover of Joni Mitchell's
Willie, as we just don't get to hear love songs from a man to a man
very often. Looking forward to more, which is the only reason I didn't
give it a 5 - won't know if it's a masterpiece until there's more
to compare it to."
|"I still sing yer songs to myself
all the time"
|"It is great to see Indie music
thriving and alive with projects like this!!!"
| Jon Gilbert Leavitt
|" Richard, keep on writing,
singing and recording your wonderful music.
All the best."
| Michael Paz
||New Orleans, LA
|" Richard-I wish you ALL the success in the world. Your playing and singing is wonderful and I am VERY impressed by your songwriting and great production work on the MAC. Let me know if you are coming this way so we can help you in this area."
| Nancy L. Adams
||New York, NY
|" Congratulations of the culmination of a long labor of love."