The Stargazer's Bible, the sophomore album from Barry Uhl, is a fiercely autobiographical piece. Drawing on a series of departures -- love, religion, a marriage -- Uhl folds his experiences deeply and intentionally into eleven careful, engaging compositions.
A contrast to his previous release, The Stargazer's Bible sees the setting aside of fictional character development to yield to the scars beneath. Treading the line between pop and psych, oft-heavy themes of personal journey manage to shine from a surprisingly melodic place; a hazy, fuzzy requiem to lost commitments.
Written, recorded, mixed, mastered at home, The Stargazer's Bible is a true DIY achievement.