Justin A. Burnett
Beautiful, brooding passages guided by a darkly introspective tone. It's a bit more minimalist than Library Loft, but every bit as fascinating. Do yourself a favor and grab everything Driver releases.
The use of subdued drums and dreamlike guitars make for a serene atmosphere, complimented with vocals and sometimes generous bass. Driver's ballads are perfect for early afternoons, if you ask me !
Favorite track: Craven's Dawn.
Nothing at all resembling traditional songs, yet it is great music that creates feeling and atmosphere. Stay away if you must have singable songs and catchy riffs. Frankly, this sounds like a soundtrack waiting for a David Lynch movie to be made to. If you like music as an experience, or as background while you work on something else, this album works great on either of those two levels. quantumj4k
Toby Driver's mastery and skill in music is unmatched and deserves a whole lot of recognition. On "They Are The Shield", he takes on a progressive tone with stretched-out pieces that blend violins and synths together to create an odd and cathartic tone as Toby sings in a dreamy and subtle manner. Beautiful LP. ／人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼
Would buy this on vinyl if it were an option; these songs are gorgeous. The mastering on a few tracks ("Glyph" and "Smoke-Scented Mycelium" in particular) leaves a bit to be desired but the actual music is basically perfect. Can't wait for the studio versions; hopefully those will get an LP. cassandraleo