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Released: 21.05.21







Borne out of being forced off the road, Earth Trip finds Ripley Johnson in a somewhat contemplative space. It is a beautiful summer record, these country-tinged tracks underpinned by a wonderful psych tone, blissed out elongated guitar lines are much the theme of the record. Opening with the chilled out sounds of Silver Roses, it’s a blueprint which Johnson rarely veers away from.

Earth Trip barely reaches more than a canter, aside from Ramblin’ With The Day and Lonely Places. There is a beauty in its stripped back nature, never overpowering, it is a perfect coming together of multiple genres. The closing track Down Patrol by far its highlight, laidback yet no less engaging, an exceptional way to end.



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