'From the watercolor cover (by Michell's sister, Jillanne) through the clear production to the well-tendered precious musical boxes inside, Lara Michell's TIDE POOL is a thing of bountiful beauty and after a bit of a local dry spell, this disc is one long luxurious drink. Gulp it down.' -- Anodyne, February, 1998 'Carmina Piranha guitarist Lara Michell has crafted one of the most intelligent and emotionally affecting albums in years. Most of the songs are buoyed by melodic acoustic and ambient electric guitars that dance around one another, creating an infectious swath of sound.' -- The Rocket, September 1998 'Lara Michell slowly shifts her soundscapes as if she were giving a tour of an abandoned house that has many rooms, each with it's own eerie history.' -- Programming Magazine, NACA, April 2000 'Though best known for her role as guitarist/co-vocalist for Carmina Piranha, Lara Michell is an amazing artist in her own right. Her elliptical tales have the feeling of lucid dreams that beg to be revisited.' -- Willamette Week, September 2000 'Michell's songs are deceptively intricate and driven by her frenzied strum as she sings in lovely, mysterious mood spirals of rapture, accusation and introspection. A quiet storm of sneaky splendors.' -- The Rocket, August 1998.