August 30, 2006 | Posted by mark at 01:43 AM

Soloworks For Acoustic Steel

Steffen Basho-Junghans - Azure No. 3.

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.


except not expect. haha. keep up the good work. i just came in from a walk through my lame minnesota suburban neighborhood, and this track is a perfect compliment to the repetitiveness of suburbia and a beautiful, crisp evening.

well done.

Posted by: satchel Moore at August 30, 2006 02:29 AM

Very relaxing, at least.

Posted by: Antoine Doyen at August 30, 2006 05:14 AM

Heh, that's a twofer from you. New Basho-Junghans...good to note. Beautiful repetitive acoustic guitar stuff. Always wished I could play this simply and elegantly.

Posted by: --s-tephen at August 31, 2006 01:02 PM

hm. this sounds like that "new age" stuff that started appearing in the late 80s. i'm not a fan, i have to say. besides, bach did it much better with more interesting harmonic progressions.

Posted by: drauh at September 4, 2006 10:07 PM

good music

Posted by: Atep at September 20, 2006 10:51 AM
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