It’s been over four years since we had a studio album from Verheyen and it’s a step away from his usual band format. With so much studio work behind him Carl has played with some great rhythm sections over the years and here he’s brought various combinations of players together to make what he terms “a progressive instrumental album” and that’s as good a description as any. These 11 tracks take us down many twisted musical paths from the blues, jazz, funk and out-and-out prog and it’s a sheer joy from start to finish. What’s more it neatly avoids the rut that most purely instrumental guitar albums tend to sink into due to the lack of tonal textures. This is so well stuffed with playing variations it’s almost obese. The musicians guest list is too numerous to go into here but rest assured we’d all like to have these guys on our mailing list. If you want to step away from the beaten path for almost 50 minutes then we suggest you listen to the Mustang Run.