Stephanie Schneiderman / Press
"Dirty Martini’s Stephanie Schneiderman is going from strength to strength. She explores a heartfelt electro-pop direction...gentle piano, programmed drumbeats and her delicate, processed vocals…represents a fascinating new direction for Schneiderman."
“Dangerous Fruit reveals a confident singer boasting a collection of torchy techno pop in the vein of Zero 7 or Morcheeba… the result is a polished album that feels fully realized and amplifies the drama and sophistication.”
“Shoegaze goddess Stephanie Schneiderman and her delightful trip-hop/folk… The songs are obscurely beautiful as they drift over electronic beats… will absolutely drop you to your knees... This is human experience in the greatest musical sense imaginable. This is good stuff.”
“With electronic producer Keith Schreiner,[Schneiderman] transformed from mere singer/songwriter to heartfelt electronica pop queen... moving through ambient background textures to upbeat dance tempos... Together they've found a formula that renews the relevance of a talented songwriter and expanding into the larger pop music realm.”
“... an intimate and sexy LP that demands repeat listens... sultry vocals with supple beats and skeins of gorgeous ambient electronics… It is that push-pull with putting personal matters... that makes Schneiderman’s work—both on her own and with Dirty Martini—so exciting.”
“A seemingly effortless blend of rippling electric beats and Schneiderman’s lullaby-like, laid back vocals with a sound similar to Death Cab for Cutie. Schneiderman’s vocals are deep, wispery and ethereal… moving behind subtle, ominous electric sound effects that slowly become more textured and colorful… exudes a relaxed, truthful essence...”
“A gorgeous diversion from this erstwhile folk/pop talent… she gave her songs and her silken voice over to sound artist and producer Keith Schriener, who wrapped them both up in crinkly, metallic-tinged electronic wrappings and warm, engulfing layers of ambient synthesizer noise… has fully inhabited the role of down-tempo diva on her latest album, "Rubber Teardrop." She takes a come-hither tone on album opener "Hush" that melds into AutoTuned pleas over heartbeatlike beats on "River Stone," before she curls up into the smoky, lovelorn "Anchor." It's quite a transformation and a tribute to her pliant, engaging voice.”
“Laid back trip-hop feel… subtle dub tones... a very well balanced album to listen to that can fit all types of moods.”
“A record brimming with bass and pulsating drums… the tracks on Rubber Teardrop move her to a new level... She is quirky - She knows how to write a song... and boy can she sing... I'll shed more than rubber teardrops if the music-buying public doesn't wake up to the fact that she is a talent they need to hear.”
“Beat driven and dark at times, yet still revealing and very personal...there is a compelling quality to this record. It is certainly worth picking up.”
“It’s a brave new world for Stephanie Schneiderman, who has made the transition into electronic music from her indie roots, a move readily apparent in the new album “Rubber Teardrop.” The second venture with producer Keith Schreiner, Rubber Teardrop mixes Schneiderman’s sultry voice with electronic more than ever.”
“mature, subtle and sexy...they [her songs] carry an energetic force — like water behind a dam.”
“...dangerously mesmerizing numbers that make you want more and more.”
“...an artist who is not afraid to experiment and discover new ways of working out a song.”
"In Schreiner's hands, the tunes' subtle shadings and bits of texture take on a distinctly different character, one that is part Zero 7, part Beth Orton, but wholly Schneiderman's own."
"For all around musicianship, imagination, songwriting and pure inspiration, this gets my vote for the best of the year on ANY chart, in ANY genre."
"Schneiderman's exceptional songwriting talent and radiating charm are a winning combination. Her honest, earthy presence and rich, serene vocals separate Stephanie from the hordes of "girls with guitars." She shows all the potential of becoming a world class, world renowned artist."
"...stronger electronic component, with a heavy awareness of groove and harder beats...it was downright sexy!"