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Collideascope / Press

“Excerpt from - Review for: The Colors Inside Don't let anyone tell you there's nothing happening musically in Ohio, just because there aren't too many area artists making googobs of money for guys in suits in L.A. and New York. Collideascope is an Akron quartet that's been around for a few years and records for an Akron label called Mind the Gap Records. The band counts Cheap Trick and XTC as influences and the best songs on its all-original 11-track CD, such as Catch 22, the unrequited love tune Hero and the album closer Reckless Radio, contain the taut, constructed arrangements and plenty of friendly background and harmony vocals of the band's influences. I've never seen it live, but in the studio the band's playing is energetic . . . , so if you want to check Collideascope out under the stage lights, you can catch it playing at various clubs and festivals in the area. .... More info at www.Collideascope.net.”

Malcolm X. Abram - Enjoy! Magazine, Akron Beacon Journal

“Excerpt from - Review for The Colors Inside: (The Colors Inside)...contains 11 original, self-produced tracks. Comprising straitforward, feel-good rock 'n' roll, The Colors Inside has the vibe of many of the band's influences including the Beatles and the Who. It also pays homage to rock 'n' roll icon Fats Domino in "Domino." Standout tracks include "It's Not Love" and "Don't You Know" which exhibit groovy guitars and intricate vocal harmonies.”

Paul Kulis - The Free Times, Cleveland Ohio

“Excerpt from - Review for: The Colors Inside Collideascope's roots as a cover band are on display on its debut. The Colors Inside is happy-go-lucky rock indebted to Cheap Trick and the Who, while catchy tunes like "Catch 22" and "Don't You Know" showcase a serious Beatles infatuation. All four members of the Akron quartet share vocal duties and writing credits. Although the results are always easy on the ears, The Colors Inside could use some darker moods. ...The album just floats along pleasantly.”


“Excerpt from - Review for You May Not Be Right For This: "You may not be right for this" chant the guys in Akron-based Collideascope on the title track of their second album. With its electric pop beat and staccato singing, the song sounds very much like another Akron band, Devo. The 13 songs show how much the group has been influenced by other bands. Both the singing and the melody of "Outta Sight, Outta Mind" suggest a Britpop influence, and the tune also uses a small part of "Day Tripper." It's a nod to bassist Rob Hermanowski's deep admiration of the Beatles, especially Paul McCartney. The rest of the CD combines classic-rock, Britpop and southern-rock sounds, as well as psychedelic- and indie-rock. . . To their credit, the guys successfully blend all these sounds into one. . .”


“For the doctors, performing in an acoustically superb venue and sharing music with others is a remarkable experience. "Performing in front of a large audience with professionally-done sound and lights is really cool," affirms Dr. Robert Hermanowski, 45. "How often are you going to play like that?" Hermanowski, a psychiatrist, plays bass guitar in the band Collideascope, whose other members include two counselors and a probation officer. The band formed in 2005 at the community mental health center where the bandmates work. When Collideascope isn't performing their Beatles-inspired original compositions at Docs Who Rock, they play at local clubs and music festivals. They most recently appeared at the Clay's Park Resort Rock Festival, which also featured Todd Rundgren. The band has released two favorably-reviewed albums and is currently working on a third to debut in 2011.”

“TITLE: Docs have prescription for rock 'n' roll fun The docs rocked Akron again Saturday night as the seventh annual United Way of Summit County physician talent show came to life at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Bands with names like Ultrasound and Collideascope hit the stage, with about 80 musicians displaying their talent at Docs Who Rock. This year's judges were T.K. O'Grady, Betsy Kling and Ed Schneider. Michael Gaffney was master of ceremonies...”