The many themes of mortality woven through Rob Morsberger's remarkable album Ghosts For Breakfast ring with a special truth. For one of our most literate and sadly underappreciated tunesmiths, one who, remarked one critic, could "write a hook that could make the angels weep", that reflection on life and death takes on new meaning and urgency when the onset of a life-threatening disease turns the greeting of every day into a celebrated event. For Morsberger it comes down to "living with an illness that could rapidly derail me at any time" but the subsequent soul-searching and reflection on the meaning of one's life has provided a heartfelt, occasionally heartbreaking source of creative outpouring. "Feather In A Stream" is a brilliant track from an album the songwriter, composer/arranger and multi-instrumentalist calls his most "eccentric and ambitious" work yet. Stay through the song's full five-and-a-half minutes as it gradually evolves from one mood and melody to another, building to a swelling theatrical climax and then back down again.
Rob Morsberger - "Feather In A Stream" (from Ghosts For Breakfast)