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."