O'Connell explores further than on his previous work by working electric guitar into his compositions, (rather than relying solely acoustic progressions) and the album benefits from the new exploration of sonic ranges, while some songs ("Broken Little Indian" and "Reflection") hit the mark as solo-instrument pieces, others ("Worth Fighting For" and "Tumbleweed") could benefit from added percussion and bass. A fuller sound would complement O'Connell's voice and solidify his presence.
At points, some of O'Connell's scribblings can come off as a bit hackneyed ("Mind At War"), but for the most part O'Connell's lyrics are focused and thematically oriented towards comfortable subjects of nature and introspection. Here's hoping O'Connell's confident exploration of electric sounds and subject matter will continue to contribute to his artistic growth. (Independent)