The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
A Box of Everything
Red River Records
“A Box of Everything” is a splendid anthology of this Sleepy Hollow, New York-based ensemble’s best songs.
With influences as diverse as The Decemberists, Jethro Tull and the Philadelphia’s Mummer Parade, this exciting Alt-Folk/Americana meets Renaissance Faire troubadours collection only just begins to touch upon the fascinating Slambovian musical world we visit. From such oddments as “A Very Unusual Head” and “The Trans-Slambovian BiPolar Express” to more traditional tunes like “Sunday In The Rain” and the wondrous, cello-driven “A Good Thief” the band’s skill shines brightly.
The song “Lost Highway” with its exquisite arrangement and instrumentation may be one of the best songs they’ve ever recorded. While the title track is a Folk-Proggy standout that is a close second.
Overall, “A Box of Everything” is an adventurous compendium that is well worth the listen!
Reviewed by Michael Lohr