By Tom Lanham
Updated September 19, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

L.A. eccentric Carl Stephenson sure knows how to mix his musical styles on this bow as one-man band Forest for the Trees. The track ”Dream” opens on soft bagpipe strains, segues into mystical sitar, bounces into a loping hip-hop beat, tacks on a heavenly female chorus, and — for good measure — samples sheep in distress. Stephenson (cowriter of Beck’s ”Loser”) makes it easy to get lost in this eclectic forest. A