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James Johnson

James Johnson
Country
United States
Profile
American ambient musician, who started by playing in experimental/ambient outfit Illusion Of Safety and later releasing his solo albums.
Website
http://www.james-johnson.net
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Releases on file (2)
James Johnson and Robert Scott Thompson — Forgotten Places James Johnson and Robert Scott Thompson — Forgotten Places
(Zero Music ZM92101, 2001, CD)
James Johnson — Entering Twilight James Johnson — Entering Twilight
(Hypnos hyp2024, 2000, CD)

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2018-09-29
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2018-09-25
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2018-09-05
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2018-07-31
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Triade - 1998: Storia di Sabazio – Occasionally hailed as a classic, I for one don't see what the big deal is. Triade were one of numerous keyboard-based trios that proliferated in Italy in the early 70s. The sound was based around...  (1995) » Read more

Bill Cutler - Crossing the Line – Bill Cutler arrived in San Francisco in 1970, spent the following decades producing other people’s records, and on his first album channels all those influences and experiences. His guitar and...  (2011) » Read more

Killick - Exsanguinette – This represents the beginning of a whole new chapter in Killick’s body of work, although there have been many chapters before, so one shouldn’t expect that this will be the last....  (2010) » Read more



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