Guitarist Devon Kelts and producer Tyler Hill developed a strong friendship while studying classical music together at Loyola Marymount University. After both realized they didn’t want to pursue careers in the classical world, Kelts and Hill relocated to San Francisco and formed glitch pop outfit Mosaics.
Now a four-piece with the addition of Grady Lee and Westin Joy, Mosaics make quite the first impression with debut full-length “In Colors.” It’s a nine track collection of tunes that blend acoustic guitars with samples and plenty of electronic bells and whistles. Lee’s heartfelt vocals help pull everything together.
Mosaics soar highest on standouts “Recursive,” “Constant,” “Lighter,” personal favorite “Sinner” and “Meet Your Maker.” As long as they continue to fine-tune their sound, I have little doubt that Mosaics have a truly special album in them. Fingers crossed. (Jeffrey Sisk)