If Ronny Wiesauer sounds lonesome and thoughtful on his latest solo outing, that's not entirely a new thing. He was eloquently inhabiting that mood when he stepped out with his first solo recording Monologues (recordJet, 2019) before the subsequent pandemic had forced anyone into isolation. True enough, his guitar style has had no shortage of grace and taste even when playing in various other group contexts. Even if the solitude isn't all voluntary this time, this followup shows him appreciating the beauty in the situation all the same.
All Yours breezes across several facets of Wiesauer's personality and shows how they can all sparkle in simple lighting: there are shades of wistful introspection and light folky sunshine, none of it too particularly attached to time or style. Instead Wiesauer's gentle nylon string-plucking wanders with a kind of intuitive logic. While his melodies may not flow in obvious directions, they never sound less than natural.
The sense of timing is similarly malleable and organic. Without anyone else needing to follow along, the solo context allows these drifting airs to pause and breathe as the timing feels right. It makes for musings appealingly direct and dreamlike, which really sums up the experience of All Yours as a wholesometimes catchy, more often subtle, and always with a direct channel to the heart.
Welcome Song; Judith; A Peaceful Place; Sketches I; Sketches II; Sketches III; walking; Some Day My Prince
Will Come; Picture of Elli; Etude no. 1; Alone; All Yours.
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