MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover
LP $17.50

06/29/2015 76407274805 

SCTR 029 


FLAC $7.99

06/29/2015 889326307600 

SCTR 029 


MP3 $6.99

06/29/2015 889326307600 

SCTR 029 


Chuck Johnson’s impact on the contemporary guitar world continues to be felt. His first two solo records signaled the arrival of a unique player, steeped in various forms of playing and influence, yet distinctly modern. Johnson eschews a weathered  traditionalism for the wide-scope expanse of 21st Century Americana.  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 Rather than ramble or evoke some kind of outdated nostalgia, Johnson lets his cinematic instincts take lead.   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   "Chuck Johnson's solo acoustic guitar music can be steady and beautiful, then answer with a soul-stirring quake. Favorite track: Silver Teeth in the Sun." - Lars Gotrich. NPR   "Chuck Johnson’s 2013 long player 'Crows in the Basilica' was one of the finest guitar soli excursions in recent memory. His latest release, 'Blood Moon Boulder', might just be even better. Gorgeously recorded by Trans Am’s Phil Manley, the half-dozen tracks here showcase Johnson’s powerful six-string mastery, as the guitarist rolls out one breathtaking composition after the next." - Aquarium Drunkard

Tracklist

  1. #1 Corvid Tactics

    Listen

  2. #2 Silver Teeth in the Sun

    Listen

  3. #3 Medicine Map

    Listen

  4. #4 Inversion Layer

    Listen

  5. #5 The Deer and the Snake

    Listen

  6. #6 Private Violence

    Listen

Single MP3s for this release are $0.99.
This album includes one or more tracks available only with a full album download.

Related Items

cover

Johnson, Chuck

Balsams
Vin Du Select Qualitite
cover

Hirsch, Scott

Lost Time Behind The Moon
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

V/a

The Hired Hands: A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Tirey, Wes

Black Wind
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Allred, Joseph

Fire And Earth
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Aycock, Dylan Golden

Church Of Level Track
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Hirsch, Scott

Blue Rider Songs
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Willamette

Diminished Composition
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Reid, Nadia

Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Langhorne, Bruce

Hired Hand Ost
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Hoffweiler, Dibson T.

When I Went West
Scissor Tail Editions
cover

Louise, Sarah

Field Guide
Scissor Tail Editions