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Chuck Johnson // Blood Moon Boulder LP

Chuck Johnson // Blood Moon Boulder LP

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An album released in 2015 by Auckland guitarist Chuck Johnson, also released by Thrill Jockey.Contains all 6 Americana songs. Recommended for John Fahey fans. DL code included.

Edition of 500.

"On his third album, Blood Moon Boulder, Johnson reaches a compositional peak in a nod to the picturesque naturalism of the American landscape. The dynamics of his range can be felt on this singular record, a soundtrack-like listen that rewards the ear with rich detail.

His precision and tone recall the heights of Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas on the extended opening track “Corvid Tactics.” Notably, the guitarist duels with a phantom Chinese radio signal that slips through the silences during the recording session. One can hear the ghostly sounds peek through at moments as Johnson bends his strings. “Medicine Map” delivers a melodic melancholy, with an every-note-perfectly-placed aesthetic. Rather than ramble or evoke some kind of outdated nostalgia, Johnson lets his cinematic instincts take lead. "
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Scissor Tail

"Perhaps most evocative of this approach is" Private Violence, "a meditative composition with gorgeous pedal steel played on top of electric six-string, ending in a sustained tonal minimalism that could easily stretch into a whole LP of its own. Blood Moon Boulder contains a lyricism, an exactitude and emotional arc all its own. And that's worth playing again and again. "
--Steve Lowenthal (author of Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist)

Artist: Chuck Johnson

Label: Scissor Tail

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An album released in 2015 by Auckland guitarist Chuck Johnson, also released by Thrill Jockey.Contains all 6 Americana songs. Recommended for John Fahey fans. DL code included.

Edition of 500.

"On his third album, Blood Moon Boulder, Johnson reaches a compositional peak in a nod to the picturesque naturalism of the American landscape. The dynamics of his range can be felt on this singular record, a soundtrack-like listen that rewards the ear with rich detail.

His precision and tone recall the heights of Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas on the extended opening track “Corvid Tactics.” Notably, the guitarist duels with a phantom Chinese radio signal that slips through the silences during the recording session. One can hear the ghostly sounds peek through at moments as Johnson bends his strings. “Medicine Map” delivers a melodic melancholy, with an every-note-perfectly-placed aesthetic. Rather than ramble or evoke some kind of outdated nostalgia, Johnson lets his cinematic instincts take lead. "
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Scissor Tail

"Perhaps most evocative of this approach is" Private Violence, "a meditative composition with gorgeous pedal steel played on top of electric six-string, ending in a sustained tonal minimalism that could easily stretch into a whole LP of its own. Blood Moon Boulder contains a lyricism, an exactitude and emotional arc all its own. And that's worth playing again and again. "
--Steve Lowenthal (author of Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist)

Artist: Chuck Johnson

Label: Scissor Tail