Moonshadow Park CD
Sacrificing none of the elegance and subtlety found in Jacob's first album (Surfing in the Rain), Moonshadow Park takes a bold step in the direction of progressive rock. Jacob incorporates odd time signatures and searing guitar solos into soulful compositions like "Moonshadow Park" and "Aural Isomer." The nuances of years of acoustic playing in Indalo Wind shine through in haunting pieces like "Shaniko" and "Chaco" while tracks like "Radio Meltdown" and "City Shoreline" make the most of modern production. Jacob pays homage to such disparate influences as Gustavo Santaolalla, Signal Hill, Porcupine Tree, Tycho, and Daniel Lanois within 43 seamless minutes.