"The Gadfly" by Michael Burgin delivers an eclectic and highly experimental brand of rock. The lyrically weighty "Chapter 13" represents a strong acoustic effort infused with fervent emotion and very effective vocals as it tackles the issue of death and meaning. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of this CD is its very purposeful, nostalgic, political, and unrefined lyrics. "Oh, Holy Television" is another stand-out track that demonstrates this with lyrics that are relevant and spiced with a nice dose of cynicism. Overall, this CD offers songs that are for the thinking-person, songs that exude warmth through minimal production, and most importantly, songs that defy the boundaries of traditional rock and enters the creative realm of experimentation.
-Xavier and the RadioIndy Team