"Monument" is Spark & Whisper's 3rd Album.
11 original songs by Velvy Appleton and Anita Sandwina.
"Monument solidifies their status among the best songwriting and performing partnerships working today. The eleven song collection has a rare depth of quality extending far beyond rote acoustic singer/songwriter fare. This is an all-around excellent package aiming to entertain and illuminate alike. It is informed by traditional music, but there’s a rock and roll spirit burning just beneath the surface."
9/10 Stars-- IndieMusicReviews.com
"Monument doesn’t sound like anything else out there. The compositions are strong, punchy and to the point. There’s no need for epic length with songs this good. If there were any bad songs, I’d name them, but there aren’t. Monument recalls blues & country rock as much as the elegance of Santana and Al Dimeola. This is truly a return to roots music that is actually worth hearing."
"This music is as real as it gets. Spark & Whisper aren’t afraid to adhere to traditions nor challenge them, which makes Monument a standout record. There are no bad tracks to be found-- threaded with banjo, mandolin, acoustic & electric guitars, a stellar rhythm section, and a cascade of irresistible vocal melodies/harmonies, there are a multitude of pleasures to enjoy."
9/10 Stars-- No Depression