Unbounded creative guitar led wonderment Todd Mosby – OPEN WATERS: I was first exposed to Todd’s excellent creativity in issue # 159, where he got high marks from my ears… one of the very best videos I’ve watched (yet) in 2019 shows the artists at work…
…you’ll find many more exciting performances when you SUBSCRIBE to Todd’s YouTube channel, as did it… I’d most strongly advise it.
I will tell you right now, Todd is among the most unique creators & performers you will ever hear… you’ll realize that immediately as you listen to “Water Dancer“… the visualizations (stones skipping across waves, or surfers sliding through the ocean) are palpable… it’s only 3:46, so you’ll be hitting “replay” often, I’ve no doubt… this one will be getting MAJOR airplay on stations ’round the globe, folks!
“A New Land” will wrap you up in it’s quietly cast spell, and take you down roads you didn’t even know existed… when Fiona Joy’s piano melds in at the 2:36 mark, the magick truly comes alive. The album was produced by Will Ackerman & Tom Eaton & features Todd Mosby – composer, acoustic guitar, acoustic imrat guitar, electric imrat guitar, fender rhodes, synth bass; Michael Manring – bass; Charlie Bisharat – violin; Fiona Joy Hawkins – piano; Lola Hennecki – vocals, piano; Tom Eaton – fender rhodes, shakers, synth pads; Premik R Tubbs – saxophone, wind synth, bansuri; Jeff Haynes – percussion Steve Bankuti – drums and Noaj Wilding – vocals.
You’ll quickly notice the “nautical” theme from track titles like “Dolphin Song“, of course… what I love most about this song is Todd’s perfect “pacing”… again, it’s filled with images that you’ll be able to reach right out and experience… the interactions between the performers is subtle, yet totally engaging!
Aspiring guitarists who love finger-plucking & strumming will find the closer, “Sea of Joni“, an inspiration, and listeners everywhere will be lifted up by the exuberant spirit the song projects… perfect way to close out an album.
Todd & his folks offer up a dozen gems for your aural adventure… the one that stood out for me, & is my choice for personal favorite, is “Atlantica“… it’s actually a complicated piece to play, but not (at all) complicated to listen to… absolutely lovely and completely engaging!
I give Todd and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99. Get more information on Todd’s BandCamp page for the album. Or, better yet, purchase it from the Pre-sale site on iTunes! Rotcod Zzaj