"The airy Suspension opens the disc on an optimistic note, complimenting the ethereal cover art perfectly." - Dan Pavelich, Pop*a*Looza

"The jangle of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/singer Steve Stoeckel’s band The Spongetones would seem to be a handy reference point, and the textures of the opening/title track do bear some similarity to that group. But the inspirations for the winning tune clearly extend beyond the Beatles; I hear bits of Small Faces and other proto-Britpop acts in the virtual grooves of the song. The vocal harmonies (by Stoeckel, guitarist Bruce Gordon and drummer Stacy Carson) blend together wonderfully and give the group a sizable chunk of its unique character. Gordon is credited with vocal arrangements, and deserves copious praise for his work here. And Carson’s shuffling drum work on the track is exactly what the song needed. Joel Tinnel’s backward guitar licks transport the listener back to /66, and it’s a lovely trip." -- Bill Kopp, Musoscribe, contributing editor at Goldmine: The Collectors Record and CD Marketplace, and Jazz & Prog Editor at BLURT magazine.

  Futureman Records


Suspension! Just above you, floating, touching in the air
Losing myself in your eyes' electric stare
Gently draw my fingers over softness of your face
Drowning in the seas of our only first embrace

And Wonders never cease
Waiting for tension
Waiting for tension's release

Grace notes soft descending, brushing back your hair
Wordless conversation; lingers in the air
Listen to the echoes fading, drifting to the ground
Suspended in the moment, magic stillness in the sound

Music: Stoeckel
Lyrics: Stoeckel/Gordon

Stoeckel: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass
Gordon: backing vocals, vocal arrangement
Carson: drums
Tinnel: electric guitar

Mix: Stoeckel