The humble yet beautiful acoustic guitar is one of the most iconic sounds of any musical instrument, and certainly, one that can produce a wide array of sounds, and can compliment any style of music that is being played; whether this is a rock song, jazz, or classical music, the instrument is incredibly versatile.
On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.