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“There's rockabilly, indie rock, surf rock, progressive rock; really it's a very flexible power trio that is agile and inventive. I assume the live show is a ton of fun.”
"Secret Asian Man" Juxtaposing blasts of gritty guitar with smoother textures, this is yet another piece of sonic Jell-O: Just when you feel you've got a grip on it, it takes another shape and slips right out of your hands and hits the floor. But it's so good, you get on your hands and knees and eat it up anyway.
“Iced Ink played The Rock Shop in Brooklyn, and frankly, they rocked. Things overheard from the audience, "Even if you think you understand what these guys are doing, you don't--they are so well rehearsed." Also, "That guy [guitarist Mike Krenner] is heroin sweet." Which, yes, sums things up pretty well. Krenner really is incredible, and makes it look easy. They describe themselves as being surf-jazz-metal...but there's also pop and funk and rockabilly in there.”
“Music to Vacuum To is a realization of supreme musicianship. The album achieves intelligence without self-indulgence, weirdness without the alienation factor many prog bands fall prey to, and breaks all cliches about what new and/or improved can mean in music.”
"...My body followed the band’s fantastic lack of pattern, a surprise in every new and different chord. I didn’t know when it would end, but I didn’t care; I didn’t want it to. My feet stomped, my hair flicked back and forth; it was like I had been possessed and dear god if this is what the devil felt like then please let me go to hell."
“Pretty epic! This CD is great, their live stuff is better though.”
“Mike is a great guitar player.”
“Very F'ing Cool!”
“In Iced Ink, there was electricity and life and energy and bright red blood bleeding from rock and roll hearts onto dirty punk shoes and it was one of the most beautiful things I had heard in a long time.”
“Some damn fine stuff! Love the acoustic work (see Finnegan under 'Artist Recommendation') and the witty metal stuff is cool too.”
“Balls to the wall... heavy with jazz overtones. Very cool!!!”
“Cool Stuff. This is music for a musician. It's pretty damn innovated and catchy. I like it.”