Boomkat Product Review:
This might be a career best from German Takoma-ite Steffen Basho-Junghans. This new album plays like a showreel of the guitarist's talent: 'When The Plains Are Singing' is an exemplary piece of lapsteel playing that absolutely sings, eschewing the more earthy blues figures you might associate with the style in favour of something with an almost weightless, spiritual quality. Similarly, 'Changes' arrives in a flurry of strings and stargazing, strummed drones, and 'Leaving Eden' is a thing of near sublime loveliness. It's largely unrelated from the American bluegrass stem that tends to be at the source of guitar records of this ilk, instead favouring a more modern, occasionally minimalist form. In any case its fluid, modal qualities fit in beautifully alongside the other solos here. Highly recommended.
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