This is a 2000 release from Todd Stadtman, whose "Only I Can Save You" is a
release Not Lamers need to check out! This one has its roots, its grounding more in the 80`s realm with the spirits of The Smiths, Prefab Sprout and mid/late 80`s Elvis Costello hanging around each other and it works very well. It`s a style of lush, sophisticated pop that, while dealing with darker themes of love and loss, is also infused with a buoyant sense of humor. Spotlighting Stadtman`s razor sharp songwriting, "See You There" combines Stadtman`s velvet crooning with David Rubinstein`s powerful guitar work and precise, hook-laden arrangements, creating an intelligent and moving collection which deserves many repeated listens.
Here`s what some reviewers have said about zikzak and "See You There": "This is great pop music: lush, weird, pretty and sad. Check it out." - Splendid E-zine. "(Todd Stadtman) is genius of timeless pop who deserves much more praise than he has recieved." - aB Magazine. "Stadtman croons post-modern, Prada-issue pop songs in a voice that recalls a young Bryan Ferry." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review."It`s an infrequent joy to find a band of this stature lurking on the edges of obscurity." - Tidal Wave Magazine. "Dripping with melodrama and hooks, loud-soft-loud dynamic and smokin` guitar." - Tampa Weekly Planet/Jam. "The cool crooning sounds of Zikzak are on full display on the full-length See You There CD." - Shake It Up
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