Mesocyclone is Altobelli's self-produced follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 record, Without a Home, which was produced by Salim Nourallah (Old 97s, Rhett Miller), who plays on and mixes this album as well.
The instrumentation this time around is sparse. Pedal steel (Heather Kitzman), drums (Trey Carmichael) and piano (Rahim Quazi) combine beautifully with guitars (Tony Whitlock, Daniel Markham) and Altobelli's delicate voice. Mesocyclone's broody, black, white and grey strokes are Americana roots perfection. (Dalton Records)