First a declaration: Bill Nelson is the ONLY musician currently creating new, original music of which i am willing to happily purchase releases on the physical medium of CDs. (and in this case, a double-disc! 😃)
As i am absorbing both CDs of Dazzlebox, i am struck once again by the meticulousness and care that Bill puts into his compositions/playing/arrangements. But this intrinsic craft is never at the expense of the direct heart in creation. Instruments dance and weave and flow purposely but also loosely and freely, organically.
A deft, delicate touch when appropriate. Soaring, driving, circling guitars emotionally responding. The craft is evident, even as such sounds transcend its "box". Shimmering shapes signal the soul.