Self Portrait is a collection of songs that are highly personal, emotional, and thought provoking. The CD booklet further highlights the openess of the music, containing several of Sterling's paintings, all depicting his own face. Sterling's songs are skillfully crafted and diverse, with lyrics that catch your attention and hooks that bounce around your head for days. It's rare to find an album with as much depth as Self Portrait, or a songwriter as honest and talented as Mr. Witt. "Echoing Beck, E, Cobain, and Dylan with-out aping them, DIY artist projects personality on original songs whose in-the-bedroom production achieves an off-hand tone, which complements the loose performances. His material is neo folk/rock, but suggests he can take in other directions. Some of us feel that "Contradicting Suicide" is the stand out track. This artist is for alternative tastes, and savvy indie labels will want to give a listen to the clever Witt." - Music Connection 6/6 2005.