Phish bassist Mike Gordon returns to the road with his band which includes longtime collaborators Scott Murawski and Craig Myers, organ and synth-master Robert Walter and sharp-shooter John Kimock on drums.
Most artists have a fixed ritual or routine that they rely on to inspire their efforts from concept to fruition. Gordon tends to establish general goals, and then eschew routines for creative experiments. This rings true with his fourth studio album, Overstep.
The result is a diverse but tightly knit family of sturdy rock numbers that manages to sound grounded but sophisticated at the same time, and raw but carefully considered. Like Gordon himself, the album is full of contradictions, juxtapositions and surprises - which is exactly what his fans expect.