"Unconditional" is the impressive debut release from solo finger-style guitarist Andrew Gorny. Gorny has crafted a stellar group of compositions, creating an alluring and interesting collection of instrumental music. The marriage of organic and non-organic elements is a big part of this piece of work as Andrew's crisp and clean style is subtly supported by ambience and mood driving elements.The frenzied and chaotic "Pretentious" is a stunning opener, showcasing Gorny's virtuosity and mastery of the guitar. The title track "Unconditional" is a moving and tender ballad, with beautifully structured melodies. "Beatin' Tha Gutz" is of a more funky nature, with Gorny weaving his lines over a definitive, smooth groove. "Double-Edged Sword" is another showcasing of Gorny's dazzling technique, demonstrating amazing facility as well as musical depth. The album closes with "Michael Beautiful," a fitting tribute to Michael Hedges, one of Gorny's major influences. "Unconditional" is an inspiring album that will be enjoyed by fans of instrumental guitar in the style of Michael Hedges and Pat Metheny.
-Rodney and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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