Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

V.A.S.T. bandleader turns to others.(Music)

Byline: Kenn Rodriguez FOR THE JOURNAL

For John Crosby, leader of V.A.S.T., learning about himself as a musician required bringing other musicians into his creative circle.

Crosby recorded his first CD, 1998's "Visual Audio Sensory Theater," entirely by himself. Crosby gained a lot of praise for the disc, which contained dark, haunting electronic music and obscure lyrics. It produced alternate radio hits "Touched" and "Pretty When You Cry." But Crosby was determined to change things for V.A.S.T.'s latest CD, "Music for People."

"My first record was more of a spiritual quest about God, and right and wrong," he said recently. "This new album is about how I'm feeling. …

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