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Stephan Thelen

Stephan Thelen
Country
United States
Profile
Stephan Thelen (born 12 May 1959 in Santa Rosa, California) is an American guitarist based in Zürich, Switzerland. He is best known as a member of Sonar.
Website
http://stephanthelen-moonjune.bandcamp.com
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Releases on file (10)
Sonar — The Bill Laswell Mix Translations Sonar — The Bill Laswell Mix Translations
(7d Media 1812, 2019, CD / DL)
Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar Stephan Thelen — Fractal Guitar
(Moonjune MJR, 2019, CD / DL)
Sonar with David Torn — Tranceportation Vol​.​ 1 Sonar with David Torn — Tranceportation Vol​.​ 1
(RareNoise RNR113, 2019, CD / LP / DL)
Sonar with David Torn — Vortex Sonar with David Torn — Vortex
(RareNoise RNR087, 2018, CD)
Markus Reuter — Falling for Ascension Markus Reuter — Falling for Ascension
(Ronin Rhythm RON018, 2017, CD)
Sonar — Black Light Sonar — Black Light
(Cuneiform Rune 414, 2015, CD, LP)
Sonar — Static Motion Sonar — Static Motion
(Cuneiform Rune 374, 2014, CD)
Sonar — A Flaw of Nature Sonar — A Flaw of Nature
(Ronin Rhythm RON 009, 2012, CD)
Sonar — Live at Bazillus Sonar — Live at Bazillus
((Not on label) no#, 2012, DL)
Sonar — Skeleton Groove Sonar — Skeleton Groove
(Reptile 031, 2012, CD)

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