Sound — 8
Trace Bundy is an amazing emerging artist whos music is far from formulaic. His acoustic style of playing forms a well rounded somewhat serenading unique sound that seperates him from all the other acoustic players today. Trace Bundy is a very talented Guitar player that writes some of the most amazing songs today on the guitar, his techniques are so unique from anyother guitar player. In example: Dueling Ninjas is a song where he uses his right hand and slams it down on the fretboard making the chords, while his left hand does really fast hammer on pull off techniques that really show his skill. Except for the cover of canon, every song on this record was written by him.
Lyrics — 10
If you have seen trace bundy on youtube or his live DVD that comes with the CD, you will notice that there is no way he would be able to pull off singing and playing at the same time. Although he might not sing, his playing takes you through a story, or a journey that has begginings and climaxs that make the songs very dynamic.
Overall Impression — 8
Trace Bundy shines through on this record making some guitar enthusiastes say that he might be one of the most talented guitar players of our time. Although I might not agree with this, it certanly might happen in the next decade. From songs such as "Pantanga", and "Canon". Trace Bundy shows his amazing skills. Also in songs such as "Stones Serenade", and "Moon Rise" he writes such amazing serenading songs. Altogether this record shines through as one of the best acoustic CDs I have heard in a long time.