I'm on my third playing of this album and, no surprise, I love it. On the more active tracks, I can hear that Jeff has been getting some lessons from Philip Aaberg. The more "ambient-ish" pieces, whether solo piano or piano accented by guitar, may bring to mind minimalists such as Jeff's pal Tim Story, as well as Kevin Keller (to a lesser degree). The GORGEOUS cover art perfectly captures the autumnal mood of the music, which is occasionally less somber than Rainshadow Sky
but never what I would call "cheery" although some tracks, such as "Into Spring" have a decidedly optimistic warmth to them (in fact, "Into Spring" somewhat reminds me of some of the mellower tracks from Jim Chappel's Acadia
or Living the Northern Summer
Jeff Pearce does it again, IMO. Unless you loathe piano music, I'd highly recommend getting this CD. But understand, this isn't Eno-like, i.e. this is not Neroli
style minimalism. It's generally much more "tuneful" than that. Which, IMO, is a compliment.
Here's the beautiful cover: