An uncompromising musician and writer Leo wanted all the sounds on Honeytrap to be 'real', rejecting traditional techniques such as sampling, sequencing, computer effects and even keyboards instead relying on ambient sounds generated exclusively by guitars. The idea was to create an album of pure music unaffected by commercial considerations and with no agenda.
The task of describing the album musically is best left to the artist himself: 'Abstract and expressive; atmospheric and melodic. Most of the pieces are just like songs, but with instruments taking the tunes instead of a voice. Stylistically it's pretty diverse, there are tinges of folk, ambience, classical, electronica and even world music, but it's tied together by the instrumentation and the melodies.'
'Subtle, imaginative and intoxicatingly lovely' BBC.co.uk
'Leo conjours up more images through his fingers that a painter ever could' Ed Harcourt
'A stunning instrumental album superbly played' Guitar Techniques
'It won't get any better than this' Guitar