No Deposit No Return
When listening to "No Deposit, No Return", it's hard to believe that this is the first CD offering from Tulsa Read. This is a mature work from an experienced artist. Each track is an individual, fully realized soundscape; a mind excursion of personal exploration. They are by turn evocative, emotional, enlivening, and inspirational. The pulsing rhythms propelling such multi-layered melodies could only be created by someone who has spent a lifetime fully immersed in an ocean of musical possibilities. Fourteen tracks sweep you on a 74 minute wide-ranging journey through your own imagination. "Blades on Ice, Pt 1 & 2" will have you shivering with a dreamy chill, but don't be fooled. The warmth of the Columbian sun awaits you in "Valdez". You'll hear a wide variety of musical influences; such as Pink Floyd in "Industrial Balance", Phil Collins style of drumming in "Wait For Your Turn", and a touch of ELO in "The Slammer". Multiple cultural styles are represented too; including the Latin tribute of "Beyond Suffering" to the Oriental background in "Limited Capacity" and the Trance feel of "Integrated Circuits". The overall result is a triumphant celebration of sound and passion.