McPhee's first full-length for Blast First Petitte is a moody and highly accomplished instrumental solo guitar album. The musical terrain here is the same as on his first EP, Brown Bear, but his interplay and tone within that terrain helps set this group of compositions apart from the EP. For lack of a better word, there is a "brightness" to these tracks that especially comes through on the excellent track, "Golden Bridge". Start with his first EP and if it hits you right, check out this fine album. Recommended for those with an affinity for the current UK solo instrumental guitar movement and aren't embarrased to own an ECM record or two.