“Funky, funny hard-rocking and full of attitude, Circus Mind comes on like some of the best eccentric artists of the FM era. On the new disc, "Silver Flower,” Singer-keyboardist Mark Rechler borrows Warren Zevon’s warped humor, Steely Dan’s subtle hostility and the James Gangs uptight white-boy grooves . Through it all, the Glen Cove based Band which includes guitarist David Berg, Bassist Chris Crosby, and Drummer George Hooks, shows impressive chops, biting deep into traditional, blues based rock. And so it goes for 12 terrific songs, each one tackling familiar ground in an appealing new way. Circus Mind could easily settle for being a bar-band and a great one but the songwriting is too keen, too clever for that. With national acts such as Scissor Sisters, Diamond Nights, and Grand Mal successfully reviving the 70’s, there’s no reason Circus Mind shouldn’t get it’s due.”
“The guests may help to take Circus Mind to a higher level, but Circus Mind is the real deal. Their songs contain both improvisational jams and complex well structured suites.”
Good Times Magazine
“Circus Mind doesn’t imitate the Nevilles Brothers, Rather they are a source of inspiration as the members flavor the music with elements of Ska & Funk which infuse sparkling bits of magic throughout the album…….”
“Circus Mind feverishly went about the task of perfecting the art rock album production to create this little gem of funk pop sheen…… The result is a real butt shakin “FunknGroove!”.......Where does Circus Mind’s real heart and soul lie? Is it in the Sly and the Family Stone funk rock of “Telefunken V72 Stimulator?” or the upbeat, inventive “Homebase” that jumps all over until it settles in the Ska meets Phil Collins sound? Wherever it is, there is no doubt these musicians have soaked up the rich musical influences of New Orleans and NY to add another branch to the ever expanding rock family tree…..
Manipulation of recording technique leaves one in awe with anticipation as to what their next offering may behold. -
Hitti'n the Note
“I get a lot of CD’s shot my way from various bands & I have to admit this is certainly the best in quite a while. I’m a little feat fan from way back & it’s nice to hear something recent that incorporates the same level of funk, groove, & soul. The CD is produced wonderfully and what can I say about the special guests? Amazing”