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Jphono1 / Press

“Jphono1 excels at combining traditional songwriting with noisier landscapes. He blends harmonica, acoustic guitar and banjo with whirring synths, droning organs and programmed beats to create mellow tunes that could complement a sunny drive or a rainy day indoors. 4.5 out of 5 stars”

“Throughout the album, there is an acoustic guitar, John's whimsically philosophical voice, and a synth zipping, zapping, and echoing in playfully thoughtful arrangements. The occasional looped atmospheric sound of birds chirping or stars shooting promotes a bridge between the two mediums of Living is Easy, which are sound and print”

““Living is Easy” sounds like a back porch acoustic adventure, rife with dreamy, caressing melodies draped in Harrison’s light as air vocals.”

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“Chapel Hill songwriter and artist John Harrison indulges his stream of consciousness with the more experimental and fluidly structured sounds he produces as Jphono1.”

“The half hour of music here lifts you into space with it, and after it’s set you back down to earth, lingers in your ears and mind as it floats back off into orbit.”

“Grounded in twangy guitar plucks and breezy vocals, Jphono1′s physical instruments are constantly at odds with an electronic landscape of abstract synthesizers and playful samples. The sum of it is an aberrant sound that’s a lot of fun to explore.”

“A muted and casual lo-fi sensibility, pop songs drifting over programmed beats, shaky keyboard sounds and rickety acoustic guitar.”