There is no shortage of instrumental rock guitar albums out there, and many of them are essentially overindulgent drills in soulless fret misuse and/or self abuse by proxy. This isn’t one of them. Halverson utilises samples, synths and what he describes as ‘audio cooking and cleaning’ to produce music which is rich in cinematic atmosphere and dark designs. The emphasis is always drawn to the lavish layers of the production and the overall ‘feel’ of the album rather than Halverson’s obvious virtuoso talents. It’s an unequivocal triumph and like a great instrumental jazz or classical recording, engages the listener throughout, without resorting to the human voice. Well worth tracking down.