On Eagle Mountain

On Eagle Mountain

Todd Mosby

Self-released

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.

August 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman