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    "This might be a career best from German Takoma-ite Steffen Basho-Junghans. This new album plays like a showreel of the guitarist's talent... highly recommended" - Boomkat

    "This could go anywhere and you get the feeling it probably will. This certainly ain't some well-worn pastiche, this Is the real deal y' hear me?" - Norman Records

    "Basho-Junghans is a solo guitar player who creates works of music you can get completely lost in beginning with ‘When The Plains Are Sing’ where he gets deeply evocative with his slide guitar and then he switches to 12-string acoustic for ‘Changes’ and somehow uses it to make a sound like an acoustic symphony." - Was Ist Das

    "Steffen is on the cusp of becoming an old master today, predating the current wave of young acoustic players and having been active in the guitar world since he began organizing guitar festivals in East Berlin in the 1980s. 'IS' clearly shows how this sets him apart from the younger wave, as experience has granted him a broader palette and the confidence and skill to effortlessly cross primitive with experimental to forge his own unparalleled approach to guitar playing." - Lee Etherington TUSK

    "...so if you’re looking for a significantly new take on contemporary guitar soli, this is the place to be." Volcanic Tounge

    "The meditative reverie that IS can inspire makes it easy to overlook the technical complexity Basho-Junghans pulls off throughout the album. - Adam Strohm Dusted


    Guitars:
    Lakewood M18-12: 'Changes' Leaving Eden'
    Bozo B80-12: 'Azure No 8'
    Washburn R306: 'When The Plains are Singing'
    Kreul double-bottom: '...and like Wind we go'


    All works composed, performed, recorded live to DAT 2000-2006.
    Mixed by Steffen Basho-Junghans.

    Produced by Architects of Harmonic Rooms.

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    Steffen signed the front of first 10 copies of 'IS' and 'painted' a landscape on the flip side.

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The German born guitar player has been forging unprecedented ground within the solo guitar world over the last few decades where his out-put has covered everything from John Fahey style finger-picking, epic pieces influenced by Indian ragas to minimalist micro-trance adventures capable of taking your consciousness beyond the limitations of time.

‘IS’ comfortably straddles Steffen’s two mainstays: transcendental landscape ragas and experimental excursions that take the steel-string guitar to places that it has never been before. For example the finishing track on the album ‘…and like Wind we go’, is a scratchy textural piece, that while devoid of any obvious melody has a striking atmosphere that will get the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end.

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released November 27, 2009

All works composed, performed, recorded live to DAT 2000-2006

Guitars:
Lakewood M18-12: 'Changes' Leaving Eden'
Bozo B80-12: 'Azure No 8'
Washburn R306: 'When The Plains are Singing'
Kreul double-bottom: '...and like Wind we go'


All works composed, performed, recorded live to DAT 2000-2006.
Mixed by Steffen Basho-Junghans.

Produced by Architects of Harmonic Rooms.

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