“Lights” by Brock Tyler is a wonderfully textured Indie album.
The sound of the opening track (entitled City Lights) is somewhat similar to Phish in their more restrained, less jammy incarnations.
As the record progresses sonic levels hold pretty much the same settings, with acoustic sounds in the foreground, reverb dipped slide guitar and/or piano in the background, and vocals that start solo, and then often progress into multi-layered vocals of Tyler, or become assisted by female backup singers.
Even though the songs retain very similar technicalities, the shifts in mood keep the album interesting and dynamic. Overall the sound of the record is very mellow, there are bouts of pure hope mixed in, a type of longing for a simpler lifestyle, regret, and the joys of living. This is an album with some real shape, and every song flows incredibly well from track to track.
“Lights” by Brock Tyler is available at a “Pick your own price” deal via his Bandcamp page.