24th, 2002 - Billboard Magazine
Continental Drift by Larry Flick
...ELECTRONIC DELUXE: As the chasm dividing mainstream-minded
electronic music and more esoteric ambient/chill-out fare
widens, Vertigo Deluxe arrives with an appealing, deftly crafted
sound that incorporates elements of both sectors.
The brainchild of composer/producers Matthew Ferry and Roger
Wade, the Los Angeles act mostly sticks to a recipe of dreamy,
often ethereal keyboards, anchoring each track with a firm,
usually funk-fortified beat. The ingredients that render each
song a treat are sticky melodies and vocals by alternating
lead vocalists Michelle Crispin and Carissa Mondavi. Both
bring a smokey quality to the material that is reminiscent
of Dido. Crispin is particularly effective on the single-worthy
"My Time to Fly."
The act recently issued a fine, full-length eponymous set.
For additional details or to buy the album, go to vertigodeluxe.com.