'Simple and straight forward like the most delicate flower in the field, The Painters' fine project bursts with beautiful melodies and uncluttered arrangements designed for peaceful times. Lyrically the songs question the mysteries of love and life with a certain weary wisdom that is more thoughtful than melancholy. Robert Lynch's lead vocals are appropriately hushed and urgent, and the fine backing harmonies of pianist Brian Hinson and percussionist Jonathan England recall some of The Beatles' finest 'Abbey Road' hours. Produced for contemplative times, 'decelerate' is an excellent recording, and any fan of well-played and well-written adult pop-rock should give this a listen.' Ames Arnold 'Style Weekly Magazine' March 12, 2002 'The Painters use a large palette of very subtle shades to create an album of surprising variety for the careful listener. Definitely 10 songs worth slowing down for.' Jefferson Hemmings '9x Magazine' March 2002.