Victor Johnson | Tangled

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Tangled

by Victor Johnson

Unconventional chords, haunting melodies, astonishingly beautiful lyrics, and a voice that will leave you spellbound.
Genre: Folk: like Joni
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1. Melancholy
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2. Way to Blue
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3. Tangled
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4. Aphrodite
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5. Amandine
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6. All the Mornings of the World
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7. Frontporch Dreaming
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8. Blue
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9. The Moon and Me
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10. Three Days in Paris
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11. Beneath the Silver Moon
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12. Ocean
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13. Sunflower
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Victor Johnson uses unconventional chords, weaving melodies, and vibrant, resonating images to create a deeply textured musical tapestry.

Sometime reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, Johnson's music possesses a striking originality.

He is also noted for his exceptional voice and lyrics that seem to leave one spellbound.

Tangled features the song Three Days in Paris, a song about being in love in France, "walking in sunflower fields" and climbing cathedrals only to find that "the bells wouldn't ring".

It also features a lush ballad, Blue, and the rich harmony of Melancholy.

All in all, Tangled explores the depths of human love, showing how tangled up emotions can be, ranging from an ode to divine beauty, Aphrodite, to love that is utterly lost in All the Mornings of the World.

Johnson, a natural, intuitive musician, recorded and played all the instruments on his cd, including guitar, piano, bass, and sax.

He captures the passion and artistry of each musical idea, as if each song was a fine painting.

His music has been said to "induce concentration."

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Michael Burgin

NO indie folk collection is complete without tangled.
I love the srtipped down almost live feel of this album, i especially love the melody on 'wait to blue.' Take Nick Drake and add a little Joni Mitchel, and Victors unique, unexpected, yet welcome chord progressions, and you get the great indie release Tangled.
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Mikael Ledin, The Nick Drake Files, Sweden

Drake's influence is primarily spotted in Johnson's nature-oriented and melancho
Atlanta-based singer & songwriter Victor Johnson's first solo cd, TANGLED, is dedicated to the memory of Nick Drake. Drake's influence is primarily spotted in Johnson's nature-oriented and melancholic lyrics, while his singing voice might be likened to an American version of a classical trained Morrissey. Add David Sylvianesque song-titles like BENEATH THE SILVER MOON and we are bound to have high expectations. The result is not disappointing: the beautiful harmonies, the unexpected chord progressions and the inspired lyrics live up to every part of the description. For the next album, I would personally wish for some more "rough edges" in the deliverance and more variation in the arrangements, but it's nevertheless a promising debut.
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Bob Muller, Greenville, S.c.

This CD is really a gem!
This CD is really a gem! Obviously with a name like "waytoblu", you know Victor is going to be influenced by Nick Drake, but there's some great alternative tuning and some folk/jazz arrangements that are very tasty. Plus really cool artwork on it of tangled, twisted roots...I like this disc a lot, it might just sneak into my top 10 for '99...and Victor has shared his lyrics with us, so I don't have to add anything on that.
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Michelle Malone, Musician

Really enjoyed the cd!
Really enjoyed the cd!
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Ange Takats, Sydney, Australia

something very special
I love your guitar playing - the picking in Aphrodite is so lovely and dreamy - you have something very special.
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Grady Cousins, Performance Artist

voice in particular is so damn beautiful
I have really enjoyed your album/cd. Your voice in particular is so damn beautiful, brother - and the songwriting.
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Marian Russell, Vienna, Austria

What beautiful songs! They are so beautiful!
What beautiful songs! They are so beautiful! I just received the cd this morning and it is playing now on my office computer. Such peaceful, soothing songs!
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