Extreme Close-Up: the Life and Times of Andersen Silva
Lyndhurst, New Jersey singer/songwriter Andersen Silva is writing and recording "Tougher Than Flannel," the follow-up to his debut album, "Joy in the New." In 2012, he took part in his fifth
Make Music New York and marched with Tom Morello's Occupy Guitarmy.
Self-professed self professor, data services manager, singer/songwriter, person of interest... "Better that your life be a blur than a blurb."
- "('For Dana') sort of reminded me of Steely Dan. ...you're doing your thing and it's certainly more interesting than mainstream music- so I hope you'll continue doing what you're doing."
- "Andersen... still had time to create his CD that ranges from stories about love and angst to tracks about the simple pleasures of life. His lyrics are poetic and intelligent."
- "DIY one man computer terror launches industrial/noise rhythm and sound attacks."
- "If you were a fan of the Hellevators OR love the quirky nature of Stephen Malkmus... give a listen - don't let the '80s guitar start (of 'Blond on Blonde') scare you!"
- "Sporting black Converse sneakers, purple T-shirt and disheveled dirty blond hair, Silva equally resembles a Fifties rock hero and a computer geek. ...The CD (Joy in the New) is a narrative story line of star-crossed love, simple pleasures and angst interspersed with the music and Silva's voice, a cross between Lou Reed and Frank Zappa."
- "It (Joy in the New) is a bombardment of a broad range of musical styles surrounding lyrics that depict his personal experiences, both good and bad."
- "Interesting contrast between music and lyrics. It ('Christmas Lonely') is almost an up-beat heartbreak song. I like it."
- "That ('Christmas Lonely') is all I have been listening to all morning. I have to admit its madddd catchy."