"This is exactly the kind of music that demands a little more from the listener, but also gives back a memorable, thought-provoking experience. This record is all about the artistic possibilities of the guitar on an emotional and intellectual level. It deserves to be enjoyed with no distractions"
"The compositions on this album feel very spontaneous and there is an improvisational feel to it; moreover, there is obviously plenty of thought into the arrangements. Rauh's guitar style is reminiscent of artists such as Nels Cline, Julian Lage or Marc Ribot, with a stark and direct emotional feel. "
"Rauh is a true virtuoso and as such expresses a musicality that transcends the exceptional technique, which he surely has, putting it at the service of intimate, moving and dreamy music, in which every single note played by his guitar shows an innovative and contemporary vision. Highly recommended, one of the best records of 2017"
"Using different influences with each song is a little complicated, but Rauh is highly successful in doing so. Making the record has allowed Rauh to explore his artistic ideas and incorporate it into his music. Expressing gratitude to his inspirations and environment has given him the ability of making beautiful and expressive music. Viriditas is very personal but an album that everyone can relate to."
"Maybe it’s just encoded in the DNA of guitarists, that, one day, they’ll take their guitar out to the middle of nowhere and record a solo session of introverted pieces. It’s a romantic conceit, attempting to create some serenity while at the same time be immersed in a thick pocket of it. Charlie Rauh makes good use of his go-around. These quiet tunes have tons of feel, resonating strong from the gentlest of expressions."
"I do not know if it’s meaning should be grasped; if it is not better to listen to the harmonious orbit of the guitar with the ears of an innocent life. I do know that making this record was a beautiful thing to do, and in having done so the listener is reminded that loss itself is not senseless, it is our attempting to deny it’s inevitability that makes it so."
"I wonder what Rauh hears, what are his intentions? His music reminds me of driving home, late on a summer night, windows down, music off, totally spaced out and totally tuned in. It’s peaceful but solitary. I don’t know how I could bring people into such an experience."
— Mike Faloon (Go Metric Blog)
"Much modern guitar focuses on atonality and noise. More rare is the forward thinking guitarist whose approach leans towards the seductive rather than the assaultive. Though fully capable of aggressive sonic forays, Charlie Rauh’s music lives largely in a contemplative realm. Echoes of Frisell-ian pastoralism can be heard, but Rauh resembles him only in a similar rootedness and a focus on beautiful tone—he is his own man."
— Guitar Moderne
"We can say whatever we want or keep on bitchin' about social medias, but one sure thing is that it always makes me discover new awesome musicians. Charlie Rauh is one of them. We finally met last august in Liège, Belgium. Small guitar, small amp, Charlie is a modern troubadour, playing everywhere with nearly everyone, always with his own unique approach that I would put between Susan Alcorn, Bill Frisell and Hildegard von Bingen. "
— TOWARDS ELECTRICITY