Fatea Magazine (UK)

Planet Solitaire -2011 seems to be a year for instrumental guitar albums. In “Planet Solitaire”, Walter Strauss, has delivered an album that really does provide meaning to the phrase world music. Drawing influence from four continents, including transposing kora tunes to the guitar, Strauss manages to find a real community in his songs. It’s not actually a fully instrumental album, but it feels like it is. You get the feeling that the words are only there to provide a counterpoint to the guitar, rather than for the guitar to support the voice. Mellow and spiritual.