Obstructed View

by Skyhead

Released 2002
OpenRing
Released 2002
OpenRing
The first totally instrumental CD by Skyhead, ranging in styles from world beat ambient to swinging noisy guitar.
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No longer available except on iTunes, Rhapsody and many other fine digital retailers.

Obstructed View is Skyhead's 19th outing, and like the previous albums it is completely different from the others. Uniquely all intsrumental, it has a soundtrack vibe. From opening to closing credits, building tension to release, Obstructed View flows like a film from beginning to end with ambient grooves and guitar as leading characters. Though more downbeat than the projects that came before, it contains a few scenes of weird percussion breaks and Zappa-esque guitar solos. Obstructed View is an eclectic mix of sounds and influences under the directorship of Skyhead.

Skyhead is a multi-instrumentalist who has been recording and performing in the Detroit area in a number of bands and as a solo artist for over 20 years including music in award winning animated films and a contributer to the Talking Heads Tribute CD which can be found at http://www.talking-heads.net/tribute/index.html A steady diet of alternative public radio has probably ruined his chances of ever residing in a single style of music or of ever finding a band willing to create music that spans the many genres that interest him.