Yr & 1st Album–The New Rolling Stone Record Guide
(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.