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"Review of OstinAuto's new CD, The Whole World Spinz Anyway"

In today’s music world, it often seems that artists are more interested in making their music fit into a particular categories than in making music from their heart and letting the musical chips fall where they may. So, it is refreshing for me to have recently listened to Ostinauto’s new CD “The Whole World Spinz Anyway” because it fits into several musical genres – all of which I like. Written, produced and arranged by Robert Bruce Swanson, the CD blends equal amounts of folk, pop, jazz and celtic music to refresh your senses and keep your intrigued throughout the entire disc.

The lead vocalist, Susan Olson, is a powerful singer, part Natalie Merchant and part blues diva. She sings with relative ease through some complex changes and a rollercoaster of cascading, but memorable melodies.

Swanson, who wrote all the music and lyrics on the CD, plays a number of instruments on the album including piccolo bass, bass and piano. He is joined by a capable ensemble of musicians on guitar, percussion and viola to achieve a full, tight, and well-mixed sound. The lyrics are well crafted, deep and reflective with a realistic balance of cynicism and hope.

The band’s name is a play on the word “Ostinato” the musical technique of playing recurring patterns that Swanson has perfected on his featured instrument, the piccolo bass.

If you like bands like The Police, Natalie Merchant, Weather Report, Solas or Manhattan Transfer, you are bound to like this disc. My favorite cuts are the catchy, “The Whole World Spinz Anway”, the urgent “Lost in Love”, and the reflective “My Life is on Hold”.

Be sure to put this disc on your rotation list, and see how it “spinz” for you.
- Toma Scharf, musician & author


"OstinAuto's new CD"

This CD can be described best by the word "movement". Four of the titles describe movement: spinz, wave, waltz and walk. Many of the tracks make you want to move with the ever complex and changing instrumental parts. But perhaps it's the times when the music suspends pace a bit that the listener is most moved. When the complex instrumentation fades back and sustains, the vocals come through richly and vibrantly. The intricate piccolo bass and viola parts on many tracks leave the listener stimulated. It is a CD that truly gives equal time to vocal and instruments alike, which is refreshing in this vocally dominant era of popular music today. - Libby Hayes, musician and writer


"OstinAuto's Whole World Spinz Anyway moving up in International Songwriting Contest"

Dear Robert Bruce,

We are pleased to inform you that the song "The Whole World Spinz Anyway",
which was entered into the AAA/Roots/Americana category, has advanced onto the second round of judging for the 2005 International Songwriting Competition.

We received almost 15,000 entries this year and want to congratulate you on this achievement. - International Songwriting Competition


"Billboard Song Contest"

A while back we entered "The Whole World Spinz Anyway" in the 2005 Billboard Song Contest.

Just got this update:

Your song has been judged and further decisions on your entry are pending. Scores are being tallied and winners will be announced soon. Your judges comments are as follows:

Nice lyrics and simply done, good job.
- Billboard


"For Fans Of : AAA, The Police, Natalie Merchant, Paul Simon, Neo-Folk-Rock"

This is a very pop sounding CD. Each song is well written with engaging lyrics and an upbeat musical style. Stylistically, it moves around a bit by including unexpected elements, like the almost Celtic sound showing up in "Hold Me", giving the songs an ongoing freshness throughout the album.

I think fans of the above mentioned artists would enjoy "The Whole World Spinz Anyway" and I highly recommend it for them.

Reviewed by Brock Reller - FreshNewTunes.com


"Kangar Radio International"

OstinAuto: The Whole World Spinz Anyway
Genre: Rock/Easy Listening / Artist Site: www.ostinauto.com / Rating by Kangar Radio: **** 1/2
With very good vocals and lyrics, a great album to sit back and relax to. One of the most enjoyable CDs I have heard in a very long time. At first it sounds a bit of a Fleetwood Mac copy but after a few tracks you realize that it is not a copy but as good as any of Fleetwood Mac’s classic discs.
Andrew Allan Rating: #### Global rating 5 Stars
- Andrew Allan


"OstinAuto song selected for Songs Alive! CD"

Congratulations! Out of 300 submissions your song,
"The Whole World Spinz Anyway" has been chosen for Songsalive! CD Sampler 8.

a non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters worldwide
http://www.songsalive.org
- www.songsalive.org


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O S T I N A U T O
“The Whole World Spinz Anyway”
For fans of Fleetwood Mac, Aimee Mann, Paul Simon, The Police, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow

Suggested Tracks :
1 ) L o s t At L o v e
3 ) T h e Wh o l e Wo r l d
Sp i n z An y wa y
4 ) My L i f e ' s On Ho l d

STREET DATE : 06/07/05
File Under : AAA
MSRP : $11.98
SKU 78370708390
Available Through;
AEC, Baker & Taylor,
Super D, Synergy Distribution

Swanson SOUND
3140 S. Peoria St
Suite K-292
Aurora, CO 80014
info@ostinauto.com
www.ostinauto.com
720-480-7315

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Thanks to The International Songwriting Contest for this little boost of faith!

Dear Robert Bruce,

We are pleased to inform you that the song
"The Whole World Spinz Anyway",
which was entered into the AAA/Roots/Americana category, has advanced onto the second round of judging for the 2005 International Songwriting
Competition.

We received almost 15,000 entries this year and want to congratulate you on this achievement.

OstinAuto song selected for Songs Alive! CD

Congratulations! Out of 300 submissions your song,
"The Whole World Spinz Anyway" has been chosen for Songsalive! CD Sampler 8.

a non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters worldwide
http://www.songsalive.org

What’s OstinAuto been up to:

OstinAuto can be heard at:
http://www.iradiola.com 104.7 FM
On The Horizon Radio Show - www.theothnetwork.com
http://www.TheColoradoWave.com
http://www.IndieArtistRadio.com
http://www.kangarradio.com
http://www.tunetrader.com
http://www.bandradio.com , http://www.independentnation.net
http://www.music4ipods.com http://indielimelightshow.com

All OstinAuto songs are now available world wide for digital downloads from Apple iTunes to Wal Mart (Liquid Audio)

Last but not least, OstinAuto has had radio and/or in-store play in the following states: (we charted at #27 for AAA in Pennsylvania)

Alaska
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Iowa
Illinois
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Utah
Wisconsin

We thank all of you for your support and greatly appreciate it!