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by Geno Thackara
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 ...read more
by Geno Thackara
If you are willing to learn, learn from the best. Guitarist Ronny Wiesauer has clearly taken the right lessons from the likes of Egberto Gismonti and Ralph Towner--he is a happily understated player, at home in the worlds of studious classical and informal jazz alike. He has played in different contexts and featured his own pieces among programs of others' songs, but hadn't made an entirely solo and self-penned recording until this one. It feels like the idea has arrived ...read more
by Mike Jurkovic
Austrian classical guitarist/composer Ronny Wiesauer may have named his fourth recording Chants To The Sea, but it seems like this is more songs for the road. The twilight rides, the rides going nowhere but deeper into self, the ride home. Using his studied understanding of the hexachordal system, (no need to go deep into the weeds since it's the music we're discussing, not theory. Let's just say it was devised in medieval times to rethink the tones and ...read more