Steffen Basho-Junghans: Song of the Earth
Some might place this record in the dreaded category of New Age. Others might call it, to use Charlie Haden's phrase, "contemporary Americana." Ironically, Junghans was trapped in East Germany until the wall came down, relying upon only sporadically available recordings to satisfy his hunger for new music. Regardless, this is music without borders. Play it during contemplative moments; use it to relax after a long day of hectic concentration. Don't expect powerful dynamism or innovative harmonic experimentation Song of the Earth relies upon unabashed gentle organicity to achieve its effects.
To borrow a quote from the CD box:
How can one sell the air?
Track Listing: The Grand Entry; Red In The Rainbow; Song of the Earth; Sweet Moonlight Revelation; The Gates of Delight; Warrior's Lullaby; Silent Skies.
Personnel: Steffen Basho-Junghans, 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars.
Record Label: Sublingual Records
Style: Fringes of Jazz