"It still doesn't make a whole lot of sense out of context, but Mostly Ape is Drums & Tuba's most consistent work, a piece that explores evolution, man's place in it, and what it all means for the future -- we think. The 12 songs are interchangeable (the closer, "4Style," with emphasis on the tuba half of its moniker, is the most distinct track), but they offer a thoroughly modern alternative to instrumental music." ~
Michael Gallucci, All Music Guide
"Oh yea, I have this record ! " Mike Watt
The band's music sounds like a mixture of skid row jazz, carnivalesque clown tunes, classical odes, and punk rock (on The Flying Ballerina they even interpret the Minutemen's "God Bow's To Math") . They achieve this by retaining elements from multiple sources and crafting their own sound with a laid back sensibility. Box Fetish, the first CD of this collection (running time: 53 minutes), features, along with the solid drum and tuba rhythm section, the twangy and progressive guitar of Neil McKeeby, who sounds vaguely influenced by downtown NYC superstars like Marc Ribot, Arto Lindsay, and Elliot #. Together with the tight drumming of Anthony Nozero (who also doubles on alto sax), this trio builds up some playfully dour soul music for disheartened rock and rollers of the emerging 21st century.
cris gardner Jambands.com