His sound is product of a large branch of inspirations, but mostly stems from his folk roots. Keywords often used in articles to explain CLB's sound are eerie, atmospheric, mystic, documented and poetic. His abstract and strange outlook reflects from his love for filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino. His recordings range from gritty distorted circus instruments with old radio vocal effects all the way down to using a more polished modern approach. His songwriting also incorporates many themes including religion, romance, horror and social observations. The interest in the surreal often shines through in his work, whether subtly or not, these elements are a key component in both his studio and live performances.