Recorded at Mark Van Hoen's
studio, The Enclosure, Mettle
retains much the same feel as Van Hoen's
solo material as Locust
: dark, brooding, and with an almost tribal air. Of course, Autocreation
also adds the contributions of Tara Patterson and Kevin Hector
, registered mostly in terms of the breadth of sounds and a sense of movement and progression (which Van Hoen's
often looping atmospheres tend to lack).