\"Somewhere between Tom Waits and Jack Johnson, \'Cracks in the Pavement\' by Kyle Swan is a piece of raw emotion. The acoustic album was recorded with no overdubbing and expresses an honest lifelike quality characteristic of his solo performances...\"
-the VC Reporter July 2007
The album has a heavy dreamlike quality about it featuring guitar, but also including songs on piano and ukulele. The genre is hard to define. It shows a definite blues influence, possessing complex melodic and rhythmic aspects ascribed to jazz and flamenco. His voice is a dynamic instrument, expressing ranges - from heavy soulful grit found in songs like \"Gaze On\" and \"Black Clouds\" to the subtle smoothness demonstrated in tracks like \"Cracks in the Pavement\" and \"Children in a Dream\" with lyrics simple yet creative, laden with metaphor and imagery.
With a wide variety of influences, from Django Reinhardt to John Lee Hooker to the Pixies to Billie Holiday to Beck (and so on), the album exhibits a variety of musical approaches within the acoustic parameter.