Marcia Pelletiere
Press
Little Noises

"an adventurous and expansive all-star record...

beautiful 2-CD set" 

Anil Prasad, Innerviews

(excerpt from the full Billboard Magazine article):


BIG TALENT BEHIND ‘LITTLE NOISES’

'Little Noises' puts poet's work to music

By Jim Bessman

Sat Jun 4, 1:04 AM ET


NEW YORK (Billboard) - She has "always been a words and music person," but until her two-disc "Little Noises" project came about, Marcia Pelletiere admits she "never thought they would come together." The poet/singer/songwriter is a founding member of award-winning a cappella group the Accidentals. Pelletiere's album, out now on her own Saf'lini Music label, features 26 of her poems set to music and performed by such esteemed East Coast acts as Suzzy and Terre Roche, Vernon Reid, Joy Askew, Richard Barone, Catherine Russell and the Accidentals themselves.[...]


The Accidentals

"the best a cappella group in America"

Neal Travis, New York Post

 

"the best and most interesting a cappella group I have seen in years. Their homage to cult rotten film director Ed Wood, Jr. is just one example of what makes them unique....inspired"

Roy Sander,Backstage

 

"They are a vocal orchestra!... they sing some of the most complex arrangements in all of acappelladom... prepared to be blown away...great sense of humor...You'll laugh, you'll cry,  it's beautiful, it's funny, you'll be beguiled by one of the best a cappella albums of the new millennium!"

Primarily A Cappella


"If you think a cappella choristers are inherently square, think again. This group's irreverent sense of humor inspired Denis Leary to feature them in his Merry F#$%n' Christmas Special on Comedy Central."
NYmag.com


"There is something special about the human voice that a musical instrument can try to emulate or even manage to enhance, but never duplicate. [...] The lack of instrumental accompaniment was amply swept out of mind by the ingenuity of the arrangements that orchestrated the eight voices into an effervescent symphony of sound."  Peter Leavy, Cabaret Scenes 

 

"Not only are the arrangements as assonant as raindrops on leaves, but their material is startlingly original" 

David Finkle, The Village Voice

 

There's nothing accidental about THE ACCIDENTALS.  Every breath they take and every tone they emit is exquisitely coordinated to create a smooth symphony of sound .... They combine harmony with humor and a slightly off-center perspective .... No matter what the song, this group can handle it. ....The Accidentals blend their individually-distinct voices and bring forth sounds that would give any orchestra a run for its money.

Laurie Lawson (online review )

 

"extremely talented and beautiful artisans and singers."

      Grace Row, SONY Executive Producer, A&R