"Fleming creates a musically reflective rebuttal to contemporary society, mistakes of nights past, and basically everything else. It’s as if Devendra Banhart had a musical lovechild with specific chord combinations and the beautiful lyrical mind of a wise man. As a side note, the Mad Skeleton’s words are a thousand times more intelligible than Banhart’s."
"The Mad Skeleton is a badass indie folkster."
“The things he writes are the things we think but aren't able to verbalize, and they make us squeal with anticipation about the next beautifully accurate thing that we think that will end up on paper and in a song that's like our brains in wonderland!"”
“There’s something about rain that makes solitude feel less like an empty, lonely room and more like a warm cocoon. It’s a feeling singer-songwriter Michael Fleming, a.k.a. the Mad Skeleton, captures in “In the Bones,” a song about that place “in the bones in the cracks, in the poems of the past” where people pass their days.”