"Somewhat reminiscent of David Bowie and the late Arthur Lee, singer/songwriter Ahmond's sound is singularly original. The dreamily orchestrated songs on this five song EP follow up to his debut exemplify the often breathtaking beauty of his guitar/mandolin based music."
- VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE (May 2010)
"I'm glad to see that he's back to making music...Good job, Ahmond!"
- BIGGEST LETDOWN.COM
"Ahmond is a great songwriter...he's what the indie genre needs - a new kid with different lyrics that indie fans can listen to before he gets too well known, which, judging by Monster & Minstrel, shouldn't be too far in the future."
- MUZIK REVIEWS.COM
"There is no weak song on Monster & Minstrel..."
- KEYS & CHORDS
"Melancholic elegance that slowly enters in your house with subtle and deep intensity...and an exotic and crepuscular beauty"
- INNANNA NAKED
"Do not judge this album by its cover. It looks like possibly some world beat mystical thing, but the tones and vocals that flow out are tinged with a light Peter Murphy glow-post-Bauhaus, solo-style Murphy. Possibly some of that worldly beat comes in with a Dead Can Dance whisper, but the songs seem to be tied to a solid emotional pop base; a little British sounding, slipping on the David Bowie and Morrissey reference points, although Ahmond remains Brooklyn based. You could moot this album in with all the other entries into "indie folk," but I think there is too much maturity and sophistication here for that. It's deeper, darker, and smoother, and it is full of an innocent wisdom."
- BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE
This is a thoughtful, soulful CD with many standout tracks."
- GUITAR NOISE
"Brooklyn singer Ahmond blends lush guitar, strings, simple melodies and African rhythm on this chamber-pop album. "Everything Eden" reminds me of the Magnetic Fields in a way (perhaps the drama of the strings) while the catchy "Go to Africa" calls to mind Paul Simon or Toto."
- WLUR FM
"Ahmond has a musical foot in the world inhabited by the likes of New Bohemians, Cat Power, and the Crash Test Dummies. But where those bands seem desperate to prove they were too cool to care, Ahmond has a humanity and emotion in his delivery that would make them all sneer...high expectations for what he comes up with next."
- VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE
"He has a lush musical landscape to support his androgynous vocals...Ahmond's style is really unique and he deserves to be heard by many."
- LUNA KAFE
"...it reaches parts you never thought it could, parts that most music just doesn't manage to touch..."
"...A striking debut...leaves you hungry for more."
"One should definitely listen to Ahmond from start to finish..."
- KNOCKS FROM THE UNDERGROUND
"There is fluidity in his voice that makes listening to his music very relaxing and captivating."
- EXMOGUL MUSIC