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“Ahmond follows his impressive debut The Boy You Once Knew with an equally fine EP on the same level of execellence.”
“Somewhat reminiscent of David Bowie and the late Arthur Lee, singer/songwriter Ahmond's sound is singularly original. The dreamily orchestrated songs on this five song EP follow up to his debut exemplify the often breathtaking beauty of his guitar/mandolin based music.”
"There is no weak song on Monster & Minstrel..."
"Ahmond is a great songwriter...he's what the indie genre needs – a new kid with different lyrics that indie fans can listen to before he gets too well known, which, judging by Monster & Minstrel, shouldn't be too far in the future.
"I'm glad to see that he's back to making music...Good job, Ahmond!"
"Melancholic elegance that slowly enters in your house with subtle and deep intensity...and an exotic and crepuscular beauty"
“You could moot this album in with all the other entries into "indie folk," but I think there is too much maturity and sophistication here for that. It's deeper, darker, and smoother, and it is full of an innocent wisdom.”
“Ahmond has a musical foot in the world inhabited by the likes of New Bohemians, Cat Power, and the Crash Test Dummies. But where those bands seem desperate to prove they were too cool to care, Ahmond has a humanity and emotion in his delivery...high expectations for what he comes up with next.”
“This is a thoughtful, soulful CD with many standout tracks.”
“Brooklyn singer Ahmond blends lush guitar, strings, simple melodies and African rhythm on this chamber-pop album. "Everything Eden" reminds me of the Magnetic Fields in a way (perhaps the drama of the strings) while the catchy "Go to Africa" calls to mind Paul Simon or Toto.”
“...A striking debut...leaves you hungry for more.”
“He has a lush musical landscape to support his androgynous vocals...Ahmond's style is really unique and he deserves to be heard by many.”
“...it reaches parts you never thought it could, parts that most music just doesn't manage to touch...”
“One should definitely listen to Ahmond from start to finish..”