Soloworks For Acoustic Steel
I like the simplicity of this. I like the stark, hollow sound of the guitar. The tinny pitch of the steel strings. The drone of the low notes. It's crisp and throbbing with a life of its own. You can just hear the song flowing through Steffen and finding its way onto the strings.
I don't necessarily agree with the genre of Trance Folk. But I guess they're talking about the repetition here. I wish I could post the title track of Steffen's Late Summer Morning album, but at more than 22 minutes, I really can't do that. It's amazing though, and the work in this track only hints at the brilliance. I could listen to this all night, augmented by the crickets outside.
I don't know much about Steffen, except that he's from Germany. I think this is his second release on Portland's Strange Attractors Audio House. I think he also just put a record out on Locust Records (home of Ethan Rose) this month ( last Tuesday maybe?). I don't know. Nobody tells me anything.
At any rate, I love this guy and I love what he does. This new record comes out in October. There's more info here.