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ARTIST
TITLE
IS
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
AOHRAR 001LP AOHRAR 001LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/28/2021

IS offers a world of micro-trance subtleties as well as epic landscape raga journeys all brought to you on both six and twelve steel-string guitars. With multiple releases all around the globe Steffen Basho-Junghans offers a very unique approach to the instrument. Not simply trying to be just another John Fahey and while taking clear influence from Robbie Basho, treads his own path from experimental simplistic minimal space to unexplainable complex finger picking (but never for the sake of it) as Basho said "soul first -- technique later". Basho-Junghans has been forging unprecedented ground within the solo guitar world over the last few decades where his output 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. 200 gram super deluxe heavy weight vinyl; includes digital download.