“My Name Is Tom” reviewed at babysue.com!


Jigsaw Seen - My Name Is Tom (CD, Vibro-Phonic)

Reissue of the Jigsaw Seen's 1991 EP with five additional tracks added (four of which were previously unreleased). On these tracks this band played slightly jangley melodic pop with subtle hints of psychedelia. Rather than writing formulaic pop, these folks created strangely epic compositions that didn't really sound like any other band that was recording at the time. The centerpiece of this disc is the lengthy title track (over seven minutes long), which displays some wonderfully inventive playing. In addition to the cool tunes, this disc features a really great CD cover with a die-cut cover of an eyeball looking through a keyhole (the CD fits over the pupil of the eyeball). Neat stuff, packaged to perfection... (Rating: 5)