Reviews of Chameleon
"It evokes politeness, refinement...put this on, and feel completely civilized..." - The Eagle's Cry
"The focus here is on Irish, Scottish, and French dance
tunes...the result is compelling, unexpected and refreshing.
Maxwell's ever-present violin gives continuity to the changing
musical textures provided by the Johnsons' plucked and hammered
menagerie of stringed instruments...Chameleon's intriguing instrumental
mix and subtly introspective performance are solid evidence to
me that they have indeed let the music guide their actions."
- Dulcimer Players News
"...18th century music on violin, virginal, hammer dulcimer,
cittern and mandolin. We're told the music was recorded at Baroque
pitch...so it is a semitone flat from standard. Don't care what
they say, the music sounded pretty sharp to me...They did not
attempt to recreate some historically accurate playing style,
but used more of the "Ouija" method - they tried to
think historical thoughts and let the musical spirits guide them.
They succeeded." - Victory Review