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Alex Johnson: Operation Oasis

by Alex Johnson

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Dedicated to the men and women of Operation Desert Storm, Alex Johnson produced a small number of Operation Oasis cassettes and shipped the entire run to American soldiers serving in Iraq and Kuwait. Recorded in 1991, Johnson combined virtuosic, looping violin solos over heavy synth drones evoking boundless desert vistas to create a touching gesture of support.

Dubbed in a limited edition of 100.

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released February 24, 2017

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