by Samuel Birtwistle in New Music on Wednesday 2 November 2011

Snailhouse often don’t grab the listeners attention at first visit until their rather lounge/easy listening songs suddenly descend into synth guitar wails. The solo project of Mike Feuerstack of Wooden Stars definitely has some punch. His latest album, Sentimental Gentleman, is drowned in manageable complexities, made clear through the fantastic production from Jeremy Gara, drummer of The Arcade Fire.