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Folk & Music Exchange


Nice Feeling Pierre Bensusan A review written for the Folk and Music Exchange by Mark O'Donnell To say that there has been proliferation of acoustic guitarists in the past two decades is a clear understatement. What hath William Ackerman wrought? So much music and so little of it memorable. To wade through the dross and find those with genuine musicality requires either great luck or a lot o...

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Various press scans from Ireland


By John Boland for the Evening Press   By Imelda Duvlin, George Hodnett & Siobhan Long for the Irish Times   "This French-Algerian guitarist revered as the godfather of sophisticated six-string music, has garnered the kind of reputation for excellence that most musicians merely dream of. Intuite sees him fusing with the essence of the music yet again, characterised...

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The Washington Post


THE WASHINGTON POST (USA) PIERRE BENSUSAN Altiplanos Favored Nations"Like a handful of musicians -- such as Leo Kottke, Martin Taylor and Bert Jansch -- Pierre Bensusan can make a single acoustic guitar sound like an entire band, implying chordal harmonies, percussive accents and bass lines even as he darts through flights of melody. It's enough to hear the Frenchman's guitar by itself, as...

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Various Press Scans from Canada


"Altiplanos is not your average guitar record, folk record, or new age sojourn; nor does it seem an attempt to cover a number of genres in the hopes of being something for everyone, yet I cannot imagine a flag bearer from any one of these camps who could give this a quick listen and set it aside for a rainy day; it’s that good. Always full of surprises, Pierre pushes the envelope once more wi...

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