“Sylvia Platypus... creates a musical experience that is out of this world...”
"Like a Vampire,” sung with earthy fullness by Bressler, is rock at its best, with some hot guitar from Barone with a surprisingly delicate underpinning of bagpipes from Rutan. Then, they set rock on its ear with their cover of the Stones’ “Paint it Black,” where Rutan’s pipes take center stage. “Raggle Taggle Gypsy,” a standard for Celtic bands, is re-imagined wildly and with passion by Bressler’s raw vocals. And there’s the haunting “The Seagull (An Faoileag), my back button favorite, which sounds traditional but was written by Bressler and Rutan...
“Janet Bressler has worn many hats, literally and figuratively... but none more dramatic than the "psycho-celtic glam blues band" Sylvia Platypus. ... Bressler's girl-Iggy voice leaps furiously and tenderly over Bill Barone's crunching guitars and Charlie Rutan's bagpipes, while her rhythm section churns like Raw Power -era Stooges...”
“Husky-voiced Janet Bressler is a rock singer of the old school, belting out tunes in a smoky club with a gang of long-haired ne'er-do-wells backing her up… unreconstructed bar band rock n' roll -- but with a few crucial differences... I'm not quite sure who to recommend this to besides "music fans", but there you go -- consider it recommended. ”