These are pretty impressive recordings given their lofi one-man-band origins... Music like this is indie pop at its best" Splendid "Jonathan Richman meets Neil Young at They Might Be Giants' house to trade a copy of Syd Barrett's "Opel" for a box of Good N' Fruity... 15 years of often brilliant lofi output... Mike is well on his way to becoming a legend in hometaping circles...
This is the sound of a talented, confident songwriter who loves his 4-track and who would make this music even if nobody listened... if you're smart you'll be one of them" Demouniverse "Velveeta Heartbreak is an alter-ego of one Michael J. Bowman, or MJB, lo-fi hometaper extraordinaire. "I Shot The Invisible man" ...is a nice outing for MJB, and reigns as one of his more accessible efforts despite the lovingly lo-fi production values." STL Punk "Velveeta Heartbreak (or Michael Bowman to be more precise) makes short, concise, pop songs that shimmy out of your speakers like sonic smiles." Wonderful Wooden Reasons Michael J.
Bowman released his first cassette-only album "Charm" in 1989, and has recorded and released over a dozen cassette and CDR albums since. Bowman writes the songs, sings and plays all the instruments in his 4track basement studio. Originally working under the project monikers "MJB-90" and "MJB", Bowman racked up a slew of rave reviews, was voted NYC's best unsigned artist by Musician's Exchange magazine in 1990, and hit the #2 spot on then fledgling mp3.com's indiepop charts in 1998. Bowman has also played drums on recordings by Jason Trachtenburg, John T.
Baker, The Brian Wilson Shock Treatment and was a founding member of the band Junkbunny. Bowman has also been a member of the electronic music collectives Tapegerm and Drone Forest. In 2006, after witnessing the incredible success of Mary J. Blige and her association with the name "MJB", Bowman rechristened his projects with the "Velveeta Heartbreak" moniker, and released the 7" single "I Shot The Invisible Man". The single received college radio play, critical success, and was voted onto several "Best of 2006" lists.
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