A Connection of Secrets :: Reviews, Press, + Quotes
KEVIN KASTNING / A Connection of Secrets: "His 24th album finds the world's most adventurous and unclassifiable guitarist checking in with only his third solo album and he launches himself into his self devised, multi stringed world in a trip that reaches from the inner world to the cosmos in a mere pluck of the string. If this accomplished, left leaning date doesn't take you to all the places hippies inspired by Wes have taken guitar over the last 50 years and leave you on shores you can't imagine, you better go back to the gift shop. High octane killer stuff for anyone that every wanted to hear the possibilities guitar can offer and where the fearless can take it."
-- Midwest Record
Well, I have to say firstly, I adore your new album. When I first read the back of the CD, the track titles, immediately I read them all together as if it were poetry Ė and that was my first initial feeling before I heard any of the music. More than any of your other albums this one has (no pun intended) struck a chord with my nature. This is my absolute favorite album of yours. I must say, that your style of music, was a challenge to my ears at first, as it was not the kind of music I was used to hearing Ė over time, the more I have listened to your albums, I have become far more attuned to the feelings within the albums and really appreciate the incredible arrangements. A Connection of Secrets this one for me is an absolute treasure! It conjures all kinds of images in my mind, and feelings. I canít choose a favorite track, because to me, it is like one flowing piece of musical poetry that fits with the poetry of your track titles. wow.. those track titles, for me, its poetry ..and the music brings the whole poem to life. A true masterpiece of work Kevin! I love it! It is by far my favorite album of yours!"
-- ZoŽ Ehinger
(UK radio host)
Illustration of A Connection of Secrets by ZoŽ (click to see a larger version)
"Kevin, A Connection of Secrets is another sonic triumph. The recording, the mix and the mastering are each outstanding. And of course your performances, as always, are provocative, pristine, and delivered right from the soul. Great job, man. This is one more CD you have every reason to be very proud of."
-- Mike Metheny (US)
" This is a fine album Mr. Kastning! I hear your voice clearly and with confidence. A new classical voice!"
-- Billy Sheppard