William Ricketts is the in-demand percussionist of myriad groups and an international collaborator of renown. In addition he is the tireless composer: alternately penning graceful cinematic themes, before making dark, discordant forays into the uncanny regions of the secret mind.

It is not that the music of ‘Wild Bill Ricketts’ defies categorization, but rather that he constitutes a category all of his own.

To listen to his latest release, ‘West Wind’ is to open a door upon a fully formed musical subculture: a subculture by the name of Wild Bill Ricketts.

His production techniques are obscure, yet his charm is abundant and it is this quality that has enabled Wild Bill Ricketts to assemble a prodigious roll of guests, in order that he might pursue this bold experiment.

Listen to his music here -