"One-man band Jon Monteverde includes a cast of contributors in his latest indie-electronica opus, which ranges in sound from metal-machine free jazz to Star Wars droids talking to ambient sounds off the street to what might be acoustic Tropicalia. It's hard to pin down Monteverde into any genre, but the one constant is his vocals. When he chooses to sing, he shows the same delicacy as Ben Gibbard and the same soul as Tae Won Yu. Enigmatic yet pleasing."
- Giant Robot
"I gotta say right off the bat here that this album, although fairly unconventional in format, is really hot. The composition of the tracks is much more different than most of the music I'm listening to lately. Each track on 'Inanomie OP. 221' is about 10 minutes long and packs a lot of varying approaches to songwriting. I can't say for sure if every type of genre is explored but it sure does sound like it. The album, to me, listens like a musical collage. What's most interesting to me about the songs is how within each track are what could potentially be many individual songs. But they're arranged in such a way as to blend into one another almost seamlessly. Even when the music quiets to a deafening silence, there is still a progressive linear quality to the track that captivates me." - imageyenation.com
released January 1, 2006
Jon Monteverde: vocals, guitars, bandurria, beats, electronics, field recordings
Jeff Chan: saxophone on 'Lose Your Voices'
Peter Micek: treated electric guitar, field recordings on 'Crusades and Silhouettes'
Sam Scranton: drums on 'Lose Your Voices'