Brett has finished his latest infusion of electronic and acoustic to create something unlike I've ever heard before. It's Sundog, his first album, taken to a whole new level. Brett's new work, Just Be, is the product of two years of diligence and ingenuity, and in its own rite, is a masterpiece.
Just Be is unique. As I listen to it while writing this, I am carried along it's pleasing harmonies; I am calmed and yet, encouraged. Brett's music is the union of wonder and majesty. It resonates within long after I've turned it off and wandered away. It has a way of returning to my mind, not in that annoying "GET THE BLAHG OUT OF MY HEAD!!" way, but in that reminding, "Oh yeah, Life is actually pretty cool" way.
For me, Brett's music is a foundation of good, pure work. He's managed to create something that is separate from mainstream "churned-out-multi-million-dollar-deal" music. In that way, it has a certain innocence and simplicity. Yet, there is nothing innocent or simple about it. It is a work which reflects both thought and emotion.
released November 29, 2002
All songs written and performed by BML except:
Seth Lefferts - bass on "Celtic Knot," "The Pointed Man," and "Construction of Symmetry"
Eli Lefferts - bass on "Threshold of a Dream"
Where once her playing was essentially representational and descriptive, with 12-string cascades and plaintive vocals standing in for wind and snow, “Nighttime Birds” attempts to give voice to the fingerstyle guitarist’s entire universe at once. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 23, 2019