Wanderlust is a satisfying album, good for the summer road trip! I was taken aback at first by the more dynamic nature of the first 3 or so pieces, but it's kind of refreshing compared to so much slower ambient I've been listening to lately. In those first tracks, the wanderlust isn't just nomadic wandering in a sleepy open field, it's more like wandering on the Tibetan plateau, on horseback, with a cavalry of Mongul warriors by your side
It's definitely more upbeat and worldly, reminds me of the good old days when I first got into Echoes and related music- not to be confused, the music still has the "edge" of Jeff's previous music. My favorite probably is the title track Wanderlust, I like the bells at the beginning- you think you're in for a more ascetic track, then an electric guitar gently slices in... nice stuff.