John Ruskan is an American New York based singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist. His music can be described as: Electronic-acoustic, ambient-groove downtempo for deep trance listening.

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vSoul Slash
2016v

Reflections of the modern world.


65:34 min.

 

 

vBurning Karma
DOUBLE ALBUM 2012v

Honoring Adversity In Order To Exhaust Negative Inner Energies

DISC I The Struggle is a song-based, provocative, consciousness-raising dramatization of the challenges, doubts, and pitfalls that may be encountered on the journey.
58:48 min.

DISC II The Transcendence consists of soft instrumental ambient pieces.
47:19 min.

 

 

Day By Day

2005
An evocative down-tempo song-based album that contrasts dark personal snapshots of the journey with innovative ethereal electronic textures, individualistic acoustic piano, and intricate post trip-hop rhythms.

59:09 min.

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The Secret Pattern of Things

2003
Ambient deep groove mood music with pulsing yet understated rhythm, a compelling body sense, and a rich spectrum of striking electronic instrumentation with sparse vocals.
50:12 min.

 

 

IN

1997
Dark down-tempo songs with incisive introspective angst, get-under-your-skin melodic hooks, transporting electronic textures and loops, and reality-shifting hypnotic rhythms.

54:54 min.

 

 

 

Desert Dawn

1997
Abstract ambient electronic/acoustic quiet music for deep relaxation and going inside, without rhythm or vocals. Lush repeating loops, electronic washes and drones.
75:00 min.  

 

 

Fever

1984
New-wave electronic art-rock created entirely on the legendary Oberheim OB-8. Arty instrumental pieces contrasted with John's blazing interpretation of the classic Fever.

59:10 min.

 

 

I Am A Model

1982
New-wave art-rock with driving yet restrained grooves and radical electronic landscapes created with guitar and the classic Arp Odyssey synth - intelligent, sensitive, conceptual, sensual.

45:40 min.

 

 

It's Just In Style

1980
New-wave rock that captures the exuberance and experimentation of the early eighties. Guitar and synth based songs. The beginnings of John's unique musical style which has evolved into the present.

51:00 min.

 

 

Essence

1972
Early work: Folk-jazz songs with bouncy acoustic guitar, romantic but sometimes cynical lyrics, and soft evocative moods.

48:00 min.