'...mind-blowing' Boston Globe For nearly a full minute there's been no other sound but that of an evocative cello. The notes build, wander and evanesce, teasing out a hypnotic serpentine melody. In tandem and equally lissome is the singer, silent for the moment but using her other instrument---her physical grace and beauty, undulating in a sensuous and mesmerizing dance. The cellist is Valerie Thompson, the singer Kara Trott, and together, before the rest of the band locks into a frenetic rhythmic romp, the two perform this perfect and enthralling snake-charmy composition. Only it isn't venomous reptiles they're charming tonight; it's a rock club audience---a jaded Boston rock club audience. Most bands in this town would rather wrestle venomous reptiles than take to the stage with something as anomalous as this cello-driven, bass-less performance. But this is Fluttr Effect, and Fluttr Effect is nothing like most bands. Lexi Kahn The Noise 'Trithemis Festiva, the debut album from Boston's Fluttr Effect, is so dense, multifaceted and rich in musical adventurousness that it's difficult to categorize. Which makes reviewing it a royal pain in the ass.' Skope Magazine.