"although clearly pleased with collapse into now, R.E.M.'s fifteenth studio album in 30 years, buck is equally enthused about fernando viciconte, a portland based argentinian rocker on whose session he's due to play in a few hours" Peter Buck-Interview Mojo
"Fernando's music is fantastic, it seems to defy categorization which makes it just fine and dandy in my book.
"an eclectic musician who writes about the same world i live in & sings with just the right amount of abandon... where has he been all my life?
“Most importantly, Fernando Viciconte's True Instigator is among my favorite releases of the year”
“By all rights, this(True Instigator) should be Fernando's break-out album. It's that good.”
"Top ten artist to watch in 2007"
“Portland is home to one of the most intriguing sounds of the past 20 years of new rock..Upon first listen to "Enter to Exit," the brilliant new album from Portland songwriter Fernando Viciconte, you may feel you've uncovered some super secret studio session between Elliott and Jon Brion. ”
““New artist you need to know… (Fernando’s) just released the incredibly accomplished can’t-get-the-songs-out-of-your-head Beatles-esque pop album, Enter to Exit.” ”
“”...Enter to Exit nails it, smoothly alternating between infectiously bouncy pop and wretchedly depressing, country-inflected rock"..it seems almost like Fernando isn’t just playing music – he’s uncovering something that’s already in you.” – ”
" Enter to Exit spins like an especially fine George Harrison record from the late 70’s… Long a musicians' and critics' favorite, Viciconte deserves a wider audience, and Enter to Exit is a fine introduction for the uninitiated"
““Every so often an album catches you by surprise. For summer 2006, I think that album is Fernando’s Enter to Exit. Great songs, start to finish.”
“Instead of churning out throwaway pop, this man writes and records songs that have real substance and unique flavor. The more we hear Enter To Exit...the more impressed we are 5/5”
““Fernando Viciconte sure knows how to grab and keep the listener’s attention… (his) songs are able to make the listener feel both good and bad, simultaneously and Enter To Exit proves that the death of melody has been greatly exaggerated.””
"Fernando writes compelling pop songs with captivating melodies and lush vocal harmonies.
"a gorgeous alt-country collection that could end up defining his career"
"With the release of Enter To Exit, Fernando is set to prove to the world that he has a very unique voice, and that he can craft amazingly complex simple songs that will certainly stick in the listener's head with repeated exposure.
“(True Instigator) It's a rich, effective roots-rock album filled with moments of tastefully coiled fury. Its a damn fine record... Portland Mercury”
“(True Instigator) has its moments of quiet beauty, but Fernando Viciconte and his bandmates seem more like provocateurs than mere spectators this time around. Soulful, rootsy, pop-influenced and poised, Fernando has once again crafted a fantastic album. ”
"Uterrly beautiful and convincing." No Depression