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Downbeat Magazine, March 2000
Bruce Eisenbeil Crosscurrent Trio:
Mural (CIMP 194; 69:53) ***1/2.

This 36-year-old Chicago guitarist plays in a strikingly original style, the aural equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting, laced with abstract (atonal) filigree lines and an undercurrent of searching lyricism. His Fender Stratocaster’s heavy-gauge strings produce a uniquely percussive sound; it’s nice to hear obsessive activity combined with quiet dynamics.

- Paul De Barros