Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Available Light

I never quite know what I'll get when I listen to an Iceman Bob album. As with many artists reviewed here, he is eclectic. Beautiful soundscapes are built with plaintive, or ecstatic, piano, guitar, and synths. His influences are many, from progressive rock to new wave, and be sure to throw in a little jazz.

October's Available Light continues this prolific musician's explorations. Easy to listen to as a cocktail after work, it's mostly downtempo, and anodyne. Compositions are often built around a simple improv, then expanded with other tracks. When there is percussion, it's often an infectious loop. The sound is clean and clear, and the mix is excellent.

You can find Iceman Bob on twitter as @iceman_bob and on soundcloud as well.