Stephan Thelen – Fractal Guitar 2 (MoonJune 2021)
2021 ambient Andi Pupato David Torn Jon Durant Markus Reuter Moonjune postminimal prog Stephan ThelenMar 27, 2021
Like a place I’ve been before, Stephan Thelen’s music retains that level of intimacy to my ear, whatever he plays. Exploration of rythmic fractals are, from the perspective of the Swiss guitarist, a neverending source of looking glasses and revolving doors that hint at a direction and take another. No surprise that Fractal Guitar 2, the sequel to the 2019 album on MoonJune Records, starts with a similar pattern with a the same line-up of incredibly high level of musicianship, but then veers in another place.