"Wild & Whimsical A Delight...It's cheeky and catchy and kitschy and showy and playful, frolicking through assorted theatrical-musical genres without ever crossing the line into irony or camp. Even the composer's three-track tribute to '60s lounge music, "Chrome-Plated-Gut-Waddin' Mondorofico," somehow comes off as both brilliant spoof and gobsmacked fanboy homage...At each stop on the way, he nails the genre — and the culture surrounding it — with such perfect joy and precision that you'll swear you've heard it before...There is no apology in Mallamud's music, no distancing with a protective layer of satire. It's as sincere as it is outrageous...The sum is an album of music conceived for imaginary stages in imaginary worlds, but rendered like old hands...the music is delightful. It's also insane. There's a nuttiness to the whole thing, a kind of crazed enthusiasm...But there's a beauty to it, too — and with all of that time-traveling, a timelessness." – Amy Biancolli, Albany Times Union 

“The production’s biggest boon, however, may be its score. Here, Mr. Mallamud has written music worthy of bigger stages, variously embracing classical lyricism, pulsing pop, the poignant ballad and at least one all-out, Alice Cooper-style rock rant.” — Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

“...a gyrating whirlwind of a piece. Imagine Stravinsky in his ''Rite of Spring'' mode writing music for the dance at the gym scene in West Side Story and you will get the idea.” — Anthony TommasiniThe New York Times

“I love this recording — beautiful, eclectic, witty collection of songs by David Mallamud, with a cast of amazing vocal talent!” – Jeff Beal, Emmy Award-winning composer (House of Cards, Blackfish)

“This new collection of eclectic songs by the fertile composer-lyricist contains fresh and compelling selections, orchestrated by the composer himself, inspired by diverse musical styles and contexts ranging from the 19th-century American parlor song to French music hall. Among the numerous delights are a pair of especial gems—as sung by two Broadway goddesses, a sultry Christiane Noll (“Jeu de Pleurais”) and the gloriously-voiced Sierra Boggess (“My Only Love”)—that are hauntingly beautiful.” — Maury Yeston, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning composer and lyricist (Broadway’s Nine and Titanic)

“I love David Mallamud’s music for its rare and brilliant combination of imagination, beauty, humor and true craft.” — Kevin Puts, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer


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