Debut 12” vinyl release.
With an A3 poster print.
Art illustration by Chris Bianchi.
Initial ltd run of 200 copies
John Johanna's eclectic output uses psychedelia and oriental tonalities, primal gospel blues, and folk - among other ingredients - to create a body of diverse yet coherent devotional music.
A singer and multi-instrumentalist who works on cassette and reel to reel tape at his home in rural Norfolk, and with Kristian Craig Robinson at Total Refreshment Centre in London, his songs are informed by the mystical cosmology of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
released January 26, 2018
All music and words by John Johanna, except 'Rock My Soul' (words traditional) and 'World Unknown' (words by Isaac Watts).
'I'll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes' and 'Rock My Soul' recorded to Otari 5050 8 track 1/2" by Kristian Craig Robinson at Total Refreshment Studios, London. Mixed by Kristian Craig Robinson.
'Fold in the Light', 'Bound' and 'World Unknown' recorded by Kristian Craig Robinson at The Barn. Mixed by Boe Weaver at Studio Humbug, Isle Of Wight.
'Maranatha' recorded to 8 track 1/4" at home by John Johanna.
'Cockleshell Laye' and 'Nathaniel' recorded to Tascam 414mkII 4 track cassette at home by John Johanna.
'I'll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes' : drums by Mark Cleveland; sax by Alabaster dePlume; bass by Kristian Craig Robinson.
Mastered by Peter Fletcher at Black Bay Studio
Lacquer cut by Leon at Music House.