(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.