Untitled Document It’s haunting. It’s clever. It’s a little bit classic and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. It’s Book of Sand by Tarantula AD.

From the wailing electric guitar and sneaky, schizophrenic-like progression of the piano to the aggressive drumbeats and the delicate interweaving of assorted string instruments, this album can hardly be described as predictable on any level.

Though there are very few words on the entire album, it paints pictures and tells far more stories than words could. It’s a bit of a musical journey from one song to the next. Some of the sweeter, gentler songs on the album are "Sealake," "The Lost Waltz," and "Riverpond." On the other side of the spectrum is the very complex and artistically crafted "Palo Borracho."

Grade: A