"Inner Gypsy's abundant spirit and humanity shine brightly. 'Gypsychology' is their rallying cry, a vigorously performed, world-music-infused plea for human transformation. 'Hoboken' has a bucolic, atmospheric intro, with sensitive performances all around. We're most impressed by the act's Putamayo-esque instrumental sections."
Published in Mic Control, Emerging Artist Recommendation (E.A.R.):
"Inner Gypsy is more than a name, it is a philosophy that runs deep through the roots of this musical duo. Comprised of husband and wife, Mario and Tiffany Sen, Inner Gypsy combines classical flute and acoustic guitar to achieve powerful, melodic songwriting that has no means to be classified as one thing or the other. While obvious comparisons can be made to the likes of Jethro Tull, there is also a deep latin jazz fusion influence from Carlos Santana that is undeniable through both the songwriting and the solo work of Mario Sen.
This week we chose to feature Trees from Inner Gypsy's debut album Gypsychology, as the song is an overwhelming success on every level."
Published in The Wave magazine:
"Bob Dylan meets Ravi Shankar, this is beautiful music from beautiful spirits. Every song has soul and plenty of character. "Mariah" is my favorite; it brings forth the sweetness and funk of the Inner Gypsy groove. The lyrics are sound and the beat is infectous. I love the flute and voice and the way they connect on "Only Seventeen", it's like watching a movie and "the whole world belongs to me". It's hard to imagine a better musical depiction of "Hoboken" than is manifest in this track. The guitar work is lush and carries the track. The vocals are spot on and production is tight. TEAR DOWN THESE WALLS ... 4 Stars"
Album Review by Joe Del Priore:
Interesting conundrum here. Mario Sen in two tracks, Gypsychology and Trees, embraces a communal ideology. He expresses a 'we are all in this together' approach, whether it be accepting our differences as a melting pot without bigotry, or as a motivation for environmental awareness. However in his other compositions there is a focus on the individual and his coming to terms with just connecting with one other person. Past mistakes, foolish decisions, the ignorance of youth, lost chances at love haunt the narrators. All the community in the world isn't enough to create a buffer for his regrets.
Tiffany Sen is a revelation on flute, never overplaying, always propelling her husband's exotic melodies forward. Mario flavors a Mexican sound with tinges of East Indian. His descriptive language in the cut Hoboken cover both the old city and its modern progeny, crowded bars, feelings of solitude for the outsider. Mariah suggests a spiritual quest and a need for absolution from excessive lying and disguise. He uses a Dylanesque tone in the vocals on Clear as a Bell, which touches on the basic unknowable essence of others. There's a jazzy cover of I Got You Babe and that vibrant beat of the opener Gypsychology. I would have preferred he incorporated electric guitar on some cuts. Maybe next time.
Album Review from the European "Department of Virtuosity" Magazine:
"The aforementioned band is made up of a duo, and precisely a married couple - an India born classical guitar ace and vocalist, Mario Vickram Sen and his wife, American native flutist and singer, Tiffany Sen. As an interesting fact, I can give away that she was taught by a synthesizer master - Robert Moog.
If I shall describe their music possibly briefly and concretely, I would write that it is the album with virtuosic acoustic guitar parts, mainly uneventful balladish songs grounded on melody, angelic sound of flute and emotional singing with interesting manner. Mario's vocal parts are nostalgic and tearful in a sense, however Tiffany's manner is very clear and strong. "I Got You Babe" is the only one cover by Sonny and Cher on this CD and is distinguished by its funky character. Inner Gypsy's music is as free as gypsis worldwide and it results in listener-friendly and bit poppy style of playing. The stuff is not only influenced by gypsy music, but also marked by flamenco, Indian, Latin and world music, so Americans' debut album should appeal to the fans of Gypsy Kings, Blackmore's Night and Govi."
Album Review on Musician's News Network:
"The new album (Gypsychology) by Inner Gypsy may be the best example of philosophical gypsy pop meets husband/wife virtuoso musicianship since 1965... The acoustic guitar and flute playing are simply splendid. You will love this album if you like to sit down and listen to music and let it take you where it will."Click here for full story.