Rocket Science

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All Music Guide - Matthew Robinson
Shuttling from the traditional to the somewhat sacrilegious, the earthly to the interstellar, and the minuscule to the infinite, Hugh Blumenfeld's Rocket Science contains an array of brave, bold, and beguiling musical offerings. Sharing simple stories of other people's hometowns and empathizing with the dreams of the everyman, Blumenfeld combines rich yet minimal instrumentation with deeply burred vocals yearning for attentive listeners. From the fulfilling instrumental duet "Mighty Quiet" to the calm yet boisterous cry of "Zhang Jingsheng" and the rocking chug of "I Only Sing About Love," Blumenfeld's breadth of form and content are vastly impressive. Though he ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Robinson
Shuttling from the traditional to the somewhat sacrilegious, the earthly to the interstellar, and the minuscule to the infinite, Hugh Blumenfeld's Rocket Science contains an array of brave, bold, and beguiling musical offerings. Sharing simple stories of other people's hometowns and empathizing with the dreams of the everyman, Blumenfeld combines rich yet minimal instrumentation with deeply burred vocals yearning for attentive listeners. From the fulfilling instrumental duet "Mighty Quiet" to the calm yet boisterous cry of "Zhang Jingsheng" and the rocking chug of "I Only Sing About Love," Blumenfeld's breadth of form and content are vastly impressive. Though he alludes to a number of personal limitations through his endearingly honest songs, Blumenfeld determinedly works his way along, much like the hero of his perspective-altering ballad "The Snail" or the "Little Endymion" remembered by Blumenfeld in the fortifying march "Shoot the Moon." Ever the folkie, Blumenfeld takes a few lyrical left jabs at the right, pointing out the scorned political correctness of Jesus, decrying the treatment of other political prisoners throughout time and space, and, in the end, offering this Rocket as a musically multifaceted means of escape.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 782073004320
  • Catalog Number: 5637326644
  • Sales rank: 211,528

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hugh Blumenfeld Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Multi Instruments
Jack Bashkow Alto Saxophone
Mark Dann Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Multi Instruments, Shaker, String Bass, Hi Hat
Carol Sharar Violin
Gideon Freudmann Cello
Atticus Finch Hammond Organ
Jim Mercik Guitar, Slide Guitar
Shane Shanahan Percussion
Technical Credits
Hugh Blumenfeld Producer, Art Direction
Mark Dann Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Margo Hennebach Contributor
Paul Jacobs Engineer
Andrea Gaines Contributor
Mark Saunders Contributor
Jim Chapdelaine Engineer
Steven Nystrup Contributor
Donna Martin Contributor
Cynthia Fetty Art Direction
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