Brent Gunter’s "next generation guitar style" is a fusion of the sounds of Southern Spain, the Middle East, Africa and America producing a rich and dramatic effect. The mixing and melding of the various styles and instruments brilliantly portrays the cross-cultural influences that inspire his compositions.
Centered around the Spanish guitar, which actually has its origins in the Middle East, each track has the feel of the burgeoning and flavorful region the album is named for. Andalucia is an intricate weave of some of the biggest musical influences in the world, and also to Gunter, personally, who was raised in New Mexico and who developed a love for Flamenco music early on in his life.
His well-structured compositions reflect the classical training he received, but his style has an open, free-flowing form that reaches into a place that is timeless. The arrangements illustrate, in intricately designed textures, his aspirations of promoting togetherness, tolerance and fusion of cultures worldwide.
All in all, this collection proves to be a very enjoyable excursion to a place intensely infused with generations of historic musical diversity.