Silence & Obscurity
On "Silence & Obscurity", singer-songwriter Tony Travalini takes the listener on a spiritual journey, offering up 14 ruminations on the wonder and fragility of relationships and the search for connection. The band keeps the backing stripped down and sympathetic, yet rock solid, running the gamut from mid-tempo rockers to moody atmospherics. What the press has said about "Silence & Obscurity". . . "If their live shows are any example of Travalini's latest solo offering then you surely put him on the map. Musicians with substance with a flair for unpredictable nature, just when you think such songs as "Pale Imitation" drag on a bit too long, Travalini and the boys help re-adjust your headlights and dazzle you with profound lyricism." -Rag Magazine "Proving himself to be a credible songwriter may have not been his goal but it's exactly what he did. Songs like "Broken Promises", "Filling Up The Days", and "Leave This Town" show what he's made of and capable of creating as a songwriter. For fans of Springsteen, Dylan and the such.' -Ear Candy mag "behind Travalini's vocals are well-planned and orchestrated rock songs that simultaneously aren't entirely new but don't sound like anyone either. With songs like "Broken Promises", "Another Dull Night", "Better Quit (While I'm Behind)" and "What You Wanted", Tony Travalini could get some serious attention with a little image crafting. -Exoduster.com "Dour, but in the brightest and most engaging way imaginable. Travalini has all the traits of a troubadour (if that's a pun, it's the worst one I've ever written), and has great songwriting instincts. Something of a strange little snack, but one that turns out to be sweet in the middle. -Aiding and Abetting #272.