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Basho-Junghans, Steffen / Waters in Azure
Album:Waters in Azure Collection:General
Artist:Basho-Junghans, Steffen Added:01/2002
Label:Strange Attractors Audio 

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 04, 2008:Emphysema For Emphasis
Inside the Rain
4.Aug 17, 2006:Eran Mukamel f. DJ KAD (electric screwdriver and bass)
Inside the Rain
2.Sep 20, 2007:Day Of Noise
One No. 1 - Part 2
5.May 05, 2006:The National Congress Of Vaselines
Waters - Part 1
3.May 01, 2007:Into the Nada
Inside the Rain
6.Jun 18, 2002:Strange Attractors
Inside the Rain

Album Review
nari
Reviewed 2002-04-29 
Lovely experimental sounds. An acousitc guitar is invovled in the making of this music, but it can't really be called guitar music in any traditional sense. Junghans uses extended instrument techniques to create a whole new and unexpected palette of sounds from his guitars; the music mutates and meanders across the album in a free flowing structure with a constant pulse underneath. -nari

1. tense ripples that fluctuate and diminish
2. acoustic pitch bend masterpiece
3. a lull after track 2; chutes and ladders
4. less 'challenging'; pretty, plaintive chord changes; i love this track
5. more melodic than the rest - outlines a minor chord; quiet and frigid
6. more prosodic - short speechlike bursts or waves/murmurs of sound
7. like the climax of the previous piece - strums almost the same chord for the whole song, but intensity of bass, volume & attack makes it fiery
8. textbook Reich/Glass minimalism: unchanging rhythm & slowly changing harmonies; needs 10+ minutes to realize the whole unfolding

Track Listing
1.Waters - Part 1 5.One no 1 - Part 1
2.Waters - Part 2 6.One No. 1 - Part 2
3.Waters - Part 3 7.One No. 1 - Part 3
4.Inside the Rain 8.Azure No. 1