"We have a right to expect that the creative artists in our society provide us with an honest reflection of what it means to really be alive. 1999's SWALLOW LIFE mines the West Coast bohemianism of Charles Bukowski & San Francisco street poet Bob Kaufman, exploring the "end of century" detritus of uncertainty & frustration, as well as the hopeful expectations a new millennium portends. Perrin's process is to go beyond mere song form & instead create a series of aural vignettes, combining dramatic spoken pieces with original jazz/rock/funk vocal compositions. Are you ready for a journey of thoughts, because that is exactly what this album is?" ---- Jonathan Rodin 'Singer/songwriter/guitarist Perrin propels rock and spoken word into a power-packed swirl of foreground sound, where poetic imagery and edgy pop merge seamlessly . . . The Day-Glo all-paper package is a flat knockout! This is one to bogart . . . Check it out with headphones and transport back to 1970 when albums were more than just a collection of songs.' Revolt In Style.