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Gates of Gnomeria is a collection of Andy McKee original songs and two covers. His cover of Björk'sVenus as a Boy is a stunning multi-track arrangement of one of her best known songs from her debut. Joined by Bassist Jeff Schmidt on two songs, A Sphere and Dependant Arising, the songs on Gates of Gnomeria as a collection are more laid-back than on Art of Motion and convey larger musical ideas at the same time.
Andy is the most innovative and exciting fingerstyle guitarist to emerge in years. Still in his 20's, Andy has developed a mastery of the 6-string guitar and the harp guitar that leaves me speechless. I find myself listening to his tunes over and over again, discovering new nuances every time. He is the most textural player of the instrument since Michael Hedges, and he creates sonic architecture worthy of the great modern composers for any instrument.Don Ross