Boomkat Product Review:
‘The Invisible Man’ is a stunning and significant album, which is a wildly adventurous musical departure for Mark Eitzel, and quite possibly, the finest album of his career. After seven albums fronting American Music Club (1985-1994), Eitzel went on to a critically successful solo career. On the three solo albums, he was joined by various collaborators such as Bruce Kaphan and Danny Pearson of American Music Club, James McNew from Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth, Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, and Peter Buck from REM. On ‘The Invisible Man‘, however, Mark has chosen to go it alone; doing most of the producing, recording and arranging, and playing most of the instruments himself, yet creating a sound that takes over the room like a full-ensembled concerto. ‘The Invisible Man’ is an extraordinarily dramatic and emotional album, one that has both dark moments and uncharacteristically optimistic ones. Humour and gravity, proclamations of despair and joy - with a few curveballs. What is particularly notable throughout is that there are more choruses and genuinely catchy hooks per square inch than any other Eitzel album.