After a hiatus of over four decades, Peter Walker returned to recording in 2008, and he could not have found a better home. Joshua Rosenthal’s Tompkins Square Records has spent the ‘00s championing experimental acoustic guitar and even released an all-star 2008 tribute to Walker featuring the likes of Jack Rose and James Blackshaw. ECHOES OF MY SOUL represents a break with the eastern influences of Walker’s ‘60’s output and heralds his latest obsession with flamenco. With the same dedication he brought to earlier collaborations with Ravi Shankar, the New Yorker has immersed himself in the Spanish guitar idiom and has come to be accepted by its vanguard musicians. This new-found mastery resonates throughout ECHOES OF MY SOUL, a beautifully played opus perfect for any fan of flamenco or avant acoustic music.
AllMusic Review by Pat Sullivan