Lisa's Music ~ Praise/ Reviews

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Accolades from colleagues

“Your brilliant music and Ger’s voice here on FRACTION remind me of the good ‘ol SWANS 

        --Reverand Gonz, Love Like Blood


“I’ve been listening to your music, and I like what you do. Good move with the delays and reverb. Your approach is summed up, I find, in “La Primavera Fierce.” To my mind you should work with other musicians, hopefully find a collective that will construct instrumental parts and vocals around your core ideas – because I think they’re good ideas with enough structure to be worthy of something a little bigger.” 

          --Simon Hinkler, The Mission


“Intense but also fragile and haunting – great piece Lisa”

        – Jay Ravine, The Flatfield on “Tensile Strength” 


“Very 4AD, love it!”  –- Ant Banister, Sounds Like Winter on “Tensile Strength” 


“Virtuoso, emotional & ragged. We will be doing some work together!” 

        — Ger Egan, of This Burning Effigy,  October Burns Black and Vol Distil 


“Mind-blowing violin” ~ Marko Hautamaki of Two Witches & Chaos Research


“Embrujante (bewitching), exotico y minimalista” ~ Vladimir Munoz of Jesucrisis


“Outstanding and ritualistic” ~ Tarannis M. BGenesis, lead singer of NU:N


"Intense words, intense playing" -- DJ Mac Stewart on  AS MOTHS




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Frecuencia Nebular Video Feature on Lisa & Vladimir's work together in JESUCRISIS

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Earlier reviews (NALADA CD)


"Highlights [from NALADA] by the young American composer and performer Lisa Miles… include the eerily beautiful Bowl Dance, the sprightly Lynn’s Dance, Recessional and Punk #2, and the title track, Nalada, for electric mandolin, violin and guitar. “        –New Classics UK


“Nalada is a different kind of riot, indeed.” –Pittsburgh Magazine, February 2012  Full Review


“A dozen tracks that are at turns aggressive and delicate” –Pgh City Paper” Dec. 2011


“Border breaking…Impressionistic effectiveness [in] blending and contrasting of instruments. Miles intertwining of violins is attractive…[especially in works] that pull together less-often-heard sonorities, she excels.”        –Mark Estren of Washington Post, INFODAD, Vibrant & Varied


"Manages to tug at the emotions of the listeners….  Miles has produced an impressive instrumental display of composition.”        — pittnews/nalada-tells-stories-without-lyrics/


“Fearless… New music informed by a punk ethos and a highly distinctive sonic palette.  From the disorienting, hypnotic “Medieval Love Song” to the coy, coquettish “Folie a’deux,” Miles adeptly sets her own instrument as both subject and relief, and in the process creates moods and music of the highest order.” ”  

       –-Bob Lord, Parma Recordings


“Composer and performer Lisa Miles combines classical chops and punk rock influences in both her spirited solo work and unique collaborations with other instrumentalists–both of which come through in force on NÁLADA.  Her CD release features wildly original compositions for acoustic and electric violin and mandolin."                                                 — Ravello Records


“Lisa plays with a remarkable combination of drive and sensitivity. We played together at the Frick Fine Arts years ago and she generously included our “Potent” on her entrancing recording NALADA—a dozen $ well spent.” 

    –Dr. Anne LeBaron,  Electric Harpist, California Institute of the Arts

from fans

"This track is so powerful, it is in my favorites for a reason!  Thank you ~ Stacy G. on "Serpiente de Nuit"


“So soundtrack worthy…You communicate so much emotion w/ so little.” -J. Smythe


“A straddle between psychotic and soothing….” – L. Freign


“Awesome… haunting and cinematic, very visual.  I can see this track with my ears.” -Jason B.