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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

  • Summary: The latest full-length solo release for the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was produced by James Elkington.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 85
    Within its nine tracks, Gunn addresses matters of death, acceptance, and expectations, all of which round his music with serenity and credence, thus positioning him on the forefront not only as a quintessential narrator for our time, but a faithful guide who gently directs us revitalized and untroubled.
  2. Jan 17, 2019
    His strongest set of songs yet. The guitar work remains effortless and radiant, but it is no longer the dominant thing. Instead the songs, bolstered by strings and vocal harmonies, take precedence. There’s an easy, lovely coherence to this record.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 14, 2019
    It's understated excellence at best, perhaps a little inoffensive at worse, and entirely a continuation of the aesthetic the Brooklyn-based guitarist has honed for the last two years. [Feb 2019, p.27]
  4. Jan 18, 2019
    This is the work of an artist who's been honing his craft for some time now, and is perfectly primed for his moment in the spotlight.
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    Though the current climate of both instrumental and instrumental-heavy guitarists is indeed crowded with the likes of Ryley Walker, William Tyler, and Daniel Bachman, what stands out most about Gunn is his ability to craft emotional-and more often than not, enduring--vocal melodies that give his instrumental work a strong frame to work off of.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    Steve Gunn’s music is not showy and it doesn’t attempt to attract attention, despite the expansive and expert playing involved throughout. Like Gunn himself, The Unseen In Between is happy to wait for you to come to it, and if you happen to pass on by, then that’s your loss.
  7. Jan 14, 2019
    The Unseen in Between (what a title) kicks Gunn up a gear, redeploying his influences into a left-field but welcoming whole, pearlescent enough as a background listen, but sufficiently arresting to make you stop and appreciate Gunn’s chops.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Jan 18, 2019
    His best work so far. Vagabond is my favorite track from him to date. This'll get him more attention for sure, and it's long overdue.

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