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Steffen Basho-Junghans
Inside
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Evolving amorphously from the New Folk tradition inspired by Takoma Records artists John Fahey, Peter Lang and especially Robbie Basho, Berlin's most enigmatic steel-string guitarist Steffen Basho-Junghans exorcises radica...  more »

     
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All Artists: Steffen Basho-Junghans
Title: Inside
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Strange Attractors
Release Date: 2/27/2001
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789856300228

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Evolving amorphously from the New Folk tradition inspired by Takoma Records artists John Fahey, Peter Lang and especially Robbie Basho, Berlin's most enigmatic steel-string guitarist Steffen Basho-Junghans exorcises radically new voices and perspectives out of the acoustic steel string guitar. Possessing an impeccable instinct and insatiable curiosity, this innovative Berlin guitar master is on a constant search to discover new possibilities for the instrument. casts aside the inhibitive shackles of theory and develops the basic idea via a meditative and utterly minimalist approach. Hypnotizing soundscapes emerge from the depths, enveloping and distorting any semblance of time to the point of blissful disorientation

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Excellent
03/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In the late '60s, the old parable goes, Brian Eno was in a car accident which caused him to be laid up for some time with a broken leg. During this time, a friend dropped by for a visit but didn't leave before putting the stereo on for the immobilized Eno, and, as it happened, setting the volume too low for proper audition. Thus began Eno's conceptual oddyssey into ambient music, blah blah blah. Similarly, "Inside" was recorded by SBJ after a gruelling bout with carpel tunnel syndrome forced him to adapt his playing style. With that as a guiding limitation, the minimalist tendencies of "Song of the Earth" on "Inside" predominate. This is some of the most alien-sounding music I've heard in a long time; the fact that it was performed in real-time on nothing but a steel-string guitar makes it all the more fascinating (although that's ultimately academic). But also, and uncannily, it's deeply emotional music, a forceful, insistent yearning propelled through a lattice of cycling hammer-ons and ringing harmonics."