“Obvious comparisons to the Kings of Convenience, the Cowboy Junkies, Belle & Sebastian and the Innocence Mission. Especially the incredibly beautiful, slightly fragile and striking voice of Pia Robbins...very nice!"”
"Transplants" is so beautiful that it is almost unreal...this is the cd you dream of for years.
“Transplants, is saturated with seemingly weightless songs. Pia's delicate vocals float over a loose acoustic guitar and keyboard melody, recalling Rose Melberg or Maria Taylor but with a more ethereal quality.”
“Every nuance and jutting segment adds texture to the songs from the rustic tones of a harmonica to the bucolic twangs of a steel guitar. The Comforters' music has wide appeal and is just pleasant to listen to on a lazy Sunday in any country.”
“The real star is Pia Robbins’ crystal clear, melancholy voice. When she steps to the mic, even the most distracted crowd tends to quiet down and listen... On “Would It Break Your Heart” from Two Piece Orchestra, Pia Robbins makes like a lovesick Morrissey when she pleads with romantic optimism “What about you, my love? Would it break your heart to see this through?” and Jason Robbins’ slide guitar answers as if to say “Yes, it would.””
"The Comforters do exactly what their name suggests. They are a husband/wife team based out of Eugene, Oregon and together they make a lilting and joyful noise, full of melody and quietly seductive. Plenty of potential for a gentle sway around the kitchen to this one, folks."
“The Comforters' songs evoke the spare, emotive style of early century Americana, loaded with pathos and a little bit of fear and loathing...Pia's voice seals the deal, it's haunting and enchanting.”
“In the many quiet moments, memories are brought to the Cowboy Junkies. Others may think more of the Kings of Convenience. Either way, put the kettle on and feel good.”
"The duo are able to handle with extreme skill - country, folk, indie pop-rock and chamber music. Aided by a host of excellent musicians…they have put out ten tracks that delicately balance between liveliness and melancholy. The strengths of the duo are basically three: the refined melodies, the perfectly chiseled arrangements and the vocal interpretation of Robbins, a singer with a sweet and clear register."
“Pia and Jason Robbins should be applauded for producing a collection of simple albeit deep songs that touch the soul.”