Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Album of the Day

Thanks in Advance, by Bryan Beller (2008): Beller is best known as the long time bassist in crime with Mike Keneally, but with a second solo album under his belt he's a force to be reckoned with in his own right. Expanding his circle of collaborators from his debut effort, View (although Keneally, Rick Mussallam, etc. are all still there), Beller creates another hour's worth of (mostly) instrumental tunes that shine equally with instrumental dexterity and musicality. Not as much of a revelation as View, but only because the first one raised the expectations so high.

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