(Regarding “Yr” and the first, untitled release…)    Both these albums were recorded, produced, engineered, performed and released by Steve Tibbetts himself.  The first album is a synthesizer guitar album, and although Tibbetts uses a few too many clichés, he proves that he has the tal­ent to make those clichés work.

On Yr, Tibbetts goes wild: the album is a startling combination of electric guitar, tabla, acoustic guitar, kalimba and a little synthesizer.  Tibbetts weaves from heavy rock to several kalimbas playing a duet and it never falters.  The guitar work is never short of excellent and Tibbetts uses sitars, dulci­mers, mandolins and any other stringed instru­ment he can get his hands on.

K.L.