Boomkat Product Review:
First released in 2003, Rivers And Bridges was a return to the Takoma-inspired classicism for which he has become renowned, following on from more avant-garde recordings (such as Waters In Azure) which saw him dismantling his instrument's conventional language, not to mention his own playing style. A blissful solo instrumental record in fine traditional style. "Three astounding, singular experimental acoustic guitar albums in three years by Steffen Basho-Junghans have dramatically reinvented the possibilities of the acoustic guitar, offering a radical reinterpretation of the solo steel-string tradition in the process. As groundbreaking as these recent works are, SBJ certainly has not forgotten his roots. Rivers and Bridges marks a stylistic return to those seminal steel-string influences, celebrating the ecstatic beauty of impressionist guitar and folk music across six lush, grandiose compositions."