One of the greatest joys as a music writer is to experience the evolution of an artist, hearing incremental shifts in ideas, quality and tone. With The Distance, producer Dr. Dundiff continues to move his sound in jazzier directions. Although the album’s largely instrumental, Dundiff intersperses vocal appearances from K. Raydio, Touch A.C., James Lindsey and Claire Reneé throughout. He has honed in on the particular qualities that define his unique style and experimental leanings, often sample-based orchestra, which is soft in tone, but heavy on intent. The Distance continues the exploration that has allowed Dr. Dundiff to continue to grow as an artist.