Friday, July 29, 2011

Making Silly Faces CD Review...



2010 PARENTS’ CHOICE®  GOLD AWARD WINNER
IN THE NICK OF TIME
CELEBRATES POP MUSIC FROM THE ‘70s TO NOW
ON HIS NEW KIDS’ CD
MAKING SILLY FACES

"With a 2010 Parents’ Choice® Gold Award for his album, People, Places & Things, proudly in hand, independent children’s musician and preschool teacher Nick Deysher – who records and performs as In The Nick of Time – eagerly anticipates the September 6 release of his fifth studio CD, Making Silly Faces.

Noted for eclectic recordings that feature a smooth blend of rock, pop, disco, reggae, rap, jazz and funk, Nick Deysher and In The Nick of Time draw on a lush expanse of musical influences from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and beyond.  

Celebrating the sounds of popular music from the ‘70s to the present day, Making Silly Faces opens with “The Sun Is Up (And So Am I),” a classic rock tune in the style of bands like The Rolling Stones, and then shifts easily to the funky hip-hop sounds of the album’s title track. From there, the music keeps on coming in a deluge of creativity, ranging from Latin mambo rhythms on “I Tried It ... I Liked It”  to the Stevie Wonder-inspired “High Five Hive”  to a ‘70s disco tune (“Dancing Pants”) that’s sure to get parents and kids on the floor doing their best John Travolta moves.  “In The Nick of Time” picks up the sound of melodic rock groups like U2 and Coldplay, while the pop/dance “Slumber Party” is reminiscent of Pink, Lady Gaga and Rhianna. “Punk Rocks” is a driving, punk rock song about – well -- rocks!  There’s even a salute to Led Zeppelin. Nick Deysher has released four previous In The Nick of Time albums, One Man Band (2001), In The Nick of Time (2003), Coconut Groove (2007), and the Parents’ Choice® Gold Award winning People, Places & Things (2009).  Nick lives in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood with his wife, Tracey (who sings on his albums), and dog, Lucy (who barks on his albums).

What we thought:  We really loved the upbeat tunes on this CD.  Making Silly Faces contains such a great mix of fun songs!  The kids loved rockin' with the tunes inspired by bands from my youth (and older, might I add:) and they also really enjoyed the songs inspired by current hot artists.  In the Nick of Time does a fantastic job getting the kids out of their seats and movin' and groovin' to the fun beats.  This is a favorite at our house now...we're definitely adding it to the road trip CD list...entertaining and fun for the whole family:)  ABCD Diaries gives Making Silly Faces an A+!

Buy It: You can find this CD in stores in September!


Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this CD for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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