Eric Johnson - EJ [LP] (180 Gram, download)
‘EJ’ is Johnson’s most intimate album to date. It brings listeners as close as possible to hearing Johnson in his own living room, performing songs on piano and steel-string and nylon-string acoustic guitars. Eric Johnson laid out 13 beautifully crafted tracks, all self-produced in his own Saucer Sound Studio in Austin, Texas.
Johnson, long known for his painstaking approach to making records, used a much more immediate approach for the selfproduced ‘EJ.’ “Almost all of that material was cut live,” Johnson explains. “Some of the songs I actually sang and played at the same time – just live in the studio. Recording this way gave it more of an honest realism and organic emotion. Especially on the acoustic, you just have to get in there and play.”
Throughout his career, Johnson has approached music as a healing force, a way to enhance a listener’s consciousness and conjure joy and inspiration.