Yr–Rolling Stone, 6/88

This 1980 D.I.Y. masterpiece of brilliant guitar orchestration and multitrack sorcery, first issued on Tibbetts’s own Frammis label, is like a dream cruise on the Ganges with Tubular Bells and Axis: Bold as Love.

Panoramic percussion, dueling tablas and Tibbetts’s animated guitar conversations with himself–acoustic ragas spiked by Hendrixian banshee screams, overdubbed choral riffing erected into high cathedral spires–give Yr a trancelike otherworldly quality that is nevertheless rooted in the rock & roll here and now, thanks to periodic wake-up blasts of frenzied Frippaphonic soloing.

David Fricke