Video by Kellen Smith
"This song feels hazy and is as if something is drifting in and out of memory, constantly shifting. Like a dream that you aren't sure was real or not, but you can remember the emotions of that memory vividly. The type of memories that come up when you are deep in a walk with nothing else to distract your mind. Everything except the bookends is pulled from 8mm video tapes I have from friend's grandparents, so I ran with trying to take those tapes and make them as hazy and dreamlike as possible"
Some solo fall shows happening....lets hang
Some pics from our recent show at The Windjammer in Isle Of Palms SC by Everett Zuraw
“My biggest influences as an artist are my friends and the
conversations we have. Extremely grateful for them.”
Full Interview at AB Records E-Zine
Grateful to each of you that came out to our summer shows.
More coming yer way this fall.
In 2021 John Crouch (Caltrop, Solar Halos, Kerbloki) and John Harrison (Jphono1, North Elementary, Tacoma Park) found themselves living on the same street as neighbors and playing together in Jphono1. During weekly lunchtime dog walks with Bruce and George (the dogs) they began to hatch ideas and experiments based around some raw discarded drum tracks.
Paling Light (John Crouch) provided some old sessions of improvised drums, intended to be sliced up and looped by Jphono1 (John Harrison). Rather than edit any of it Jphono1 began constructing form and feel to the raw repetitive beats with guitar, keys and other sounds. Paling Light then added bass and keys and filled production duties, contextualizing the songs.
The resulting album “Arcing Phase To Phase” is representative of the living and working relationships between the two artists. It highlights the intersection of common and disparate interests, both used to accentuate and escape familiar territory.
Some pix and words from our recent "Rectify Mercy" album release show
over at concertaddicts.com
photos by Dan Kulpa
Indyweek Album Review
"Jphono1’s ‘Rectify Mercy’ Extends Psych-Rock Vignettes Into Joyful Meditations. Some of its atmospheric, dream-pop guitar runs and Byrds-esque harmonies might sound at home on the soundtrack to a modern-day remake of Easy Rider."
"The evening was opened by Jphono1, the artistic moniker of Carrboro NC-based John Harrison. With at least 15 releases under his belt, the prolific and criminally underrated Jphono1 played a set that pulled from across his varied influences, but seemed to focus mostly on fuzzy meditative folk-pop and rollicking psychedelia." - Concertaddicts.com
Photo by Dan Kulpa
Companion albums "You Are Here To Be Around" Volumes 1 & 2 have joined forces and been mixed together for this Spotify playlist. It's a vibe...listen and share.