On Eagle Mountain
Owing to the presence of his imrat guitar, as well as a unique compositional approach, Todd Mosby’s On Eagle Mountain is distinctly different from most of Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios’ recordings. The imrat guitar has a decidedly Indian sound (at times sounding like a sitar), and Mosby uses it to instill a sense of mysticism, further enhanced with Indian percussion and tamboura drone on some songs. However, the album also presents a variety of musical influences and styles, including some uptempo and jazzy pieces, such as “Falling Light,” which showcases Mosby’s adroit acoustic guitar artistry. Mosby is an artist on the rise.