Steffen Basho​-​Junghans - IS

by Steffen Basho-Junghans

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    Whether working with the paintbrush, guitar or pen, Steffen manages to conjure up works of extreme intensity, focus and creativity.
    Initially interested in the writings of Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist of 17th century…
    Living on the ‘wrong’ side of the then still standing Berlin wall (wrong side for collectors of world music, probably the right side for internalising a person’s unique creativity). Not everything from ‘outside’ culture penetrated through the wall, but fortunately two very important tracks did: Elk Dreamer’s Lament and Variations on Ezumi by 60s Guitarist, Robbie Basho. The style of playing heard on these tracks would be the start of a journey of fascination and homage for Steffen, a journey that would end some years later with Steffen Junghans becoming Steffen Basho-Junghans.

    Listening to a Sheffen Basho-Junghans record takes is a unique listening style to be fully appreciated… there are often strong hidden double meanings and clues in the track titles. The music itself will evoke subtle moods and emotions and just as the intention of composers of Indian ragas that so strongly inspire SB-J, the listener needs to be in a particular emotional state before it can flow through.

    Steffen’s world is presented though the steel string guitar and similar to the style that the records are produced they are best listened to solo... Intense solitude and depth of thought… or on the other hand walking though town with headphones watching the life flow by would work too, as long as you are alone with the music. It’s this emotional state of solitude and landscapes of character that the music inspires in the individual.

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

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released November 27, 2009

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