Shadow Of Sound is a musical project from Portland Musician/Songwriter OctoRok, aka–Justin John, lead guitar player of Portland’s premier Dead-tribute: GBB Justin John And The Broken Cloud is a true psychedelic experience.
This progressive-rock epic takes cues from bands such as Yes, King Crimson, and Pink Floyd. It grips you with music from both near and far, old and new, and from somewhere all-together different. From it’s opening brigade of guitars, Hammond organ, and choral vocals, to its strange–even terrifying–marriages of Psychedelic Rock, Dark Ambience, Electronic Dance Music, Bluegrass, and Robert Johnson-esq Blues… You’ll never be sure what’s coming next! …and when the end is finally at hand you’ll be lifted up into a thematic emotional high that you won’t soon forget.
This unique album tells a deep, interesting musical tale from a time yet to come, where objective experience is augmented with illusory memories supplanted into our thoughts by an almighty super-intelligence peering into our dimension of existence from a strange realm beyond… Only by recognizing one’s connection to this great mystery does one realize that the greatest mystery of all is that we are living a future that has already happened.
All songs written, performed, recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Justin John. You Were The Desert Breeze (in this soft, lonely world)”co-written with Craig Marshall. Nine Golden Crowns with Rich Landar on mandolin, Juliana Trivers on fiddle, and Harrison Olk on banjo. Cover artwork by Tomasz Jedruszek, Poland. Production assistance: Mike Johnson & Rich Landar.
Shadow Of Sound is the culmination of a lifetime of musical experimentation and adventure. It is the blossom atop the stem of a musical career spanning three decades, which gradually traversed northward along the western coast of the United States until taking root in Portland, Oregon—the heart of America’s beautiful Pacific Northwest.
1. Sunrise With Night (7:14)
2. Nine Golden Crowns (3:42)
3. You Were The Desert Breeze (in This Soft, Lonely World) (9:20)
4. Dancin’ Blue (4:39)
5. The Spider (6:32)
6. Across The Web (3:28)
7. Wish Of The Rain (7:10)
Total Time 42:05
Justin John – everything
Rich Landar – mandolin (2)
Juliana Trivers – fiddle (2)
Harrison Olk – banjo (2)