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The Music of Things

by John - Flor

If Chris Martin and Aimee Mann had somehow managed to have an Asian baby, this N.Y. based singer-songwriter would be it.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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2. Is This It
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3. Natalie
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4. How About You
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5. Sunny Days
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6. I Don't Believe in Miracles
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7. Fingerprints
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8. God Song
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9. Nothing Special
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Singer-songwriter John-Flor Sisante emerges from the suburban disutopia of Long Island with his soul and his music intact. His debut album, The Music of Things, proves it.


On The Music of Things, the young troubadour reflects on the common universal themes of love and attraction, envy and resignation, the loss of innocence, and the spiritual malaise experienced by all human beings, regardless of where they come from. The album, arranged and produced by John-Flor with much input from his drummer, Casey Tuck, and his engineer, Rob Ignazio, showcases a tremendous stylistic range, from folk to indie rock to Latin.


" (John-Flor)Sisante's new full-length disc, "The Music of Things", is a collection of 10 terrific tracks...throughout the disc, he puts his stamp on each song in surprising, delightful ways. Sweet ballads contain bitter centers; acoustic guitars are played with aggression; clever wordplay hides in the lyrics..."

-New York Newsday, June 11 2004


" Singer-songwriter John-Flor understands the values of simple melodies and complex lyrics...his guitar work is lovely..."

-Queenie Review


"I got your cd from my sister and have been listening (to it) all weekend. I think it's f-ing great".

- Brian Sendrowitz, Long Island's highly acclaimed troubadour


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Sara Stutliff

What a Great Album, period.
What a Great Album we Love Is this it here at work and , Is this it is definitely a hit....Natale is real Catchy..Sunny Days is n aweasome epic..love this strings

James Hicks

Best of Beatles, Hollies, Byrds and Crowded House
This CD should be in the Metropolitan Museum of Art since it's more of a musical portrait than simply music. I think it is one of the most pleseant surprizes since Michael Penn.
"Natalie" on its own is worth the cd!!!!!!

Christine Belson

Gotta here this at least once!
I had seen John play once before buying this CD. I knew then that he was going somewhere with his talent, but after hearing his CD I know he already has. I love every song on it, but God Song is really special to me.

To John and all the others that contributed to this album, thank you. You have touched my life with your beatiful music.

brian sendrowitz

you should get this record
John-Flor Sisante is blessed with the tongue of a poet and an exceptional gift for melody. This is a really great record. “Is This It” is not a Strokes cover but a great pop song in its own right that evokes the urgency of early R.E.M. “Fingerprints” recalls childhood memories, and it’s a poetic tour de force. “God Song” is another standout. The album shows an impressive stylistic range, from the Shudder To Think post-glam dissonance of “How About You” to the Bacharach inspired “Nothing Special.” “Sunny Days” works itself up to a great indie rock guitar climax. “Streetlight” references Gershwin, both lyrically and musically, and the results are enchanting. The Music of Things marks the arrival of a major talent.

Lesley A.

True Talent for the Modern World
I'm not really one to be into modern music too much but John-Flor's work on this album shows that there are still people out there creating GOOD music! His lyrics are poignant, poetic, and just simply amazing. Even without a melody they would be beautiful to read alone. But no, he goes the distance by putting them to music...and not just any music. John-Flor's diverse musical background allows him to create an array of songs...some jazzy, many fun, and many reflective. You must buy this cd!

Ralph Suarez

John Flor Sisante is the Long Island music scene's best kept secret.
John-Flor Sisante doesn't seem to believe in filler. Every one of his tracks on THE MUSIC OF THINGS would serve as a strong single given the chance. John-Flor takes a little bit of all of his musical influences, and then spins his talent to create his own unique sound. His songwriting is genius while his voice is remarkable. Consider this CD proof.

TAG is the perfect opener...an optimistic, catchy song that brings me back to the days of Radiohead's The Bends. Then we move into IS THIS IT, which sounds so fun and exciting that it begs to be made into a music video. NATALIE is a hilarious and catchy tale about the rise and fall of an imaginary relationship. Then John puts on a more serious face to rock out for HOW ABOUT YOU. SUNNY DAYS, a Weezer-esque melody, will be stuck in your head for hours...and you'll like it.

I DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES merges modern rock with jazz, and it works 100%. FINGERPRINTS is a chance for the focus to be on John's beautiful voice while he communicates emotion through song. GOD SONG, my second favorite track, has a spectacular and powerful ending. NOTHING SPECIAL, my personal favorite, it's lyrically genius and backed by the best instrument sounds on the CD. STREETLIGHT slows everything down to the point where you want to gently fall asleep, but that's okay. The CD was a long journey down a road you'll want to visit again and again.

-Ralph Suarez,
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Danny Katz

This masterpiece is my inspiration
This CD is freakin' awesome! I've been listening to it non-stop (good thing it's not an audio cassette or I would have worn it out to the point where it snapped!) I've been a big fan of John-Flor's work ever since I first saw him perform (when his songs instantly got stuck in my head) and it's a complete joy to hear his material fully fleshed out. The arrangements enhance what are already extremely solid songs. "Sunny Days" is especially brilliant. gFingerprintsh and gGod Songh made me cry(!) I've already bought multiple copies to send to friends in Japan and am planning to buy more. When he's a big star there, you can say you know who first got his stuff there ;-) And as a fellow singer-songwriter, I can proudly say that John-Flor's "The Music of Things" is my inspiration :-)

Gillian

Beautiful and haunting
This CD is amazing!! John-Flor shares his incredible gift for songwriting in the Music of Things. Like watching a good movie, you'll find yourself captured by the emotions of these songs and thinking about them long after you turn off your radio. Songs like IS THIS IT? and NATHALIE are clever and catchy while I DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES haunts you as chills run up your spine. SUNNY DAYS and FINGERPRINTS make your heart smile. And no matter how often I hear it, STREETLIGHT still makes me cry.

Michael Curasi

The kind of album that won't get out of my head
Right from the first track, Tag, this album stands on its own as an amazing debut CD. Infusing what could have been run-of-the-mill rock-pop with his signature blend of jazz, clever lyrics and heartfelt vocals, Sisante blows right through your mind and goes right for the heart strings as only a truly great indie artist can. Natalie is as playful as it is romantic, and How About You stands out in my mind as a wonderful play on real-time concert commentary. Fingerprints is haunting and bittersweet, more intelligent than most Top 40 songs in recent memory. The sheer variety and quality of styles employed between Sisante and his band is staggering. Go get this CD, listen to it twice and then go through it again- you won't be disappointed!

Liz

chills
I didn't have the A/C on this morning in my car but I sure as hell got chills from John Flor's stellar track The God Song off his new CD. Buy it for summer. It's going to be hot.
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