2015 saw the release of Derrin Nauendorf’s 10th album – Crazy World. After a much-needed break, Derrin returns to us with his 2019 album The World Within, a package of clean riffs, sizzling licks and a lot of slick tricks. It is no doubt that Derrin’s years of experience and wisdom gathered from around the globe give him insight and understanding to be able to create such a solid gem of an album.
The World Within holds nothing back from beginning to end – for example; intro track ‘Desert Wedding’ – an instrumental – showcases Derrin’s superb ability on guitar from extremely precise sliding to incredibly dexterous finger work. But it’s not all about showcasing his capabilities on guitar.
Track eight ‘Who Put the Blues in You’ is almost a transient experience, suggesting you to be entranced by the deep vocals, catchy licks, and outstanding progression through the song.
Whether you prefer slow-paced, faced paced, instrumentally focused or vocally focused blues, you will find it within (that was intended) The World Within. Ten tracks of quality ear-pleasing music- Derrin Nauendorf’s The World Within is a class act that would garner the respect of any blues fans that get the chance to listen.
Reviewed by Alex Lynch