Album Review: #Schrexit by Tom Schreck (8/10)

Distributed by: Nashville Outsider Music

Producer: Tom Schreck

Working outside the box is a comfortable place for Tom Schreck. The Nashville artist is all over the creative map on his fourth release. But that’s not to say he travels without an entertaining and purposeful compass. His approach seems to meld such disparate elements as Todd Rundgren, Brian Wilson, George Martin, Matthew Sweet, Beck and Krautrock. He knows exactly where he is going with his whimsical ideas. And whether it’s the power pop of “Beef Supreme” or “Cobalt Blue,” the brilliant socially observant “World Without War,” the electronic instrumental “Der Februar” or the funky sampled jam hybrid “Imagine Me,” you’re in for one helluva ride!