West Coast guitarist Carl Weingarten is a colorist who blends an enviable technique with gobs of emotive sentiment and subtly designed electronic effects. On this endeavor he employs a strings section on selected works, to complement electric bass hero Michael Manring’s softly lyrical accompaniment.
Weingarten uses various electric slide guitars, dobro and ebow to round out these eclectic, electronic dreamscapes. He uses volume control techniques to leverage his multihued phrasings throughout these pieces that impart a sustaining impression. Elsewhere, the guitarist plucks gentle harmonics while generating endearing, melodic hooks via his supple slide guitar voicings.
Weingarten conveys an artsy musical persona, often dappled with poise and a near-flawless mode of execution during these enduring tone poems that beckon repeated listens. (Enthusiastically recommended.... )