Places to Go
Places To Go is the latest by the Milwaukee poet, singer/songwriter and Art Rock stylist, Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum, and sometime bandleader who creates exotic bands for each album, that is comprised of four tracks from his Down On The Spirit Farm album, four from The Holy Ranger's Free Hand (originally on Flying Fish/Rounder Records with members of the Violent Femmes), four out-takes never heard before and four brand-new selections recorded for Places To Go in 2000. Regardless of their provenance, the lyrics are imbued with the grain of life experience and the kind of mystic consciousness that has nothing to do with fake Indian flutes and crystal boutiques; the music achieves the Platonic ideal of a garage band, perfect in it's hard, unvarnished simplicity. The concept nature of the album results in a journey through dark Folk into bright Artistic Rock and Roll. --Culled from a review in the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee's weekly newspaper noted for it's serious coverage of music. Please note that because of the conceptual nature of this album, four sections merging into a unified vision, there are sound identities between the sections that turn up on sample listening as songs when they are not; this results in sampling that does not line up with song titles. This is intentional relative to the album flow but does result in the inability to hear each song as titled because the transitions between sections move the counter times four by the end of the album.