The journey continues. On A Life, Sandy Chochinov’s engagingly thought-provoking and deftly crafted new album, he carries on the inner explorations begun on Stop, Talk, Look and Listen. Though the perspective is personal, the perceptions remain universal. What is love? Why do we love? Can we still find that spark after so many years? “Seems like yesterday we danced; just a game of young romance.” Sandy once again looks inward, questioning, searching for the answers we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives and in our relationships. “The clock cannot erase the times we’ve had today. If I just had a minute I would spend it with you.” Sandy’s voice grows from strength to strength and mirrors the emotions of each song. He is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve and bare his soul. The musical arrangements are lean and focused, never cluttered or over-produced, matching the lyrical expressions and the emotions they convey.
This is an album I will come back to often.
John Einarson /December/2010
author of Arthur Lee, The Book of Love
"Sandy Chochinov doesn't write "silly little love songs." He does write about love, however, as a partner, lover and father. Sandy sings about the hopes, fears, frustrations and those magic moments in loving relationships with a voice that's both real and impassioned. He also takes time to write about the demons that many of us share. The songs are stripped down and direct. The production never clouds his intent. I recommend any fellow traveler to listen to "A Life."
December 22, 2010
musician & songwriter