Between 2011 and 2015, Johnson launched triple guitar solo records-A Battle Not A Thought, Crows in the Basilica and Blood Moon Boulder, which have turn into the touchstone of the post-Takoma Information solo acoustic guitar format. Balsams-his debut solo pedal metal guitar-delivered what Pitchfork known as “single” and “a unhappy hymn composed of layers of slippery strings, layered with Zen-like majesty…” In 2019, he and Marielle V. Jakobsons teamed as much as launch their first LP for Non permanent Residence Ltd as Saariselka. Following Johnson’s broadly acclaimed Balsams LP, The Cinder Grove additional studied the potential for mixture of pedal metal guitars, including string ensemble and piano.
He has toured internationally and carried out on the Hopscotch Pageant, Sydney Music Pageant, Debacle Fest, Liverpool Psychedelic Music Pageant, San Francisco Digital Music Pageant, Siren Fest and San Francisco Worldwide Movie Pageant. Johnson’s credit score as a movie composer contains the soundtrack for the HBO movie “Personal Violence” and the favored PBS present “Someplace in the South” and “The Chef’s Life.” In 2009, he acquired a grasp’s diploma in digital music and cross-media artwork from Mills School.