Here at RUST Magazine we’ve been watching a phenomenon in music lately with an emphasis on the desert. John Statz’s new album Tulsa follows stunningly good releases from Ryan Tree, Brandon Decker and Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray – among others – who have found a home in the western dry country. Loosely categorized as desert psychedelic folk, this movement may have found it’s spiritual leader in John Statz. Tulsa is beautiful, deep and haunting. He crystallizes the essence of the style with ease and natural timing. This is just one of those albums that is so good that it’s greatness is what is so great about it. Oddly enough it was recorded in the middle of a Vermont ice storm, perhaps magnifying the intensity through the distance.
Tulsa is a sublime and individual masterwork. Check it out for yourself at http://johnstatz.com/