The third and longest piece of the audio collage, The Sea And The Mountain also has the most actual guitar playing. With the sound of humming amps and eerie affects enveloping him, Johnson works his fingers around the fretboard, creating a hypnotic melody. His use of feedback as its own instrument is fast becoming on par with that of Hendrix.
Eric Johnson says:
“This is the finale of the soundscape. It’s obviously a continuation of the other sections, but I tacked on these massive chords of feedback.
“Again, it wasn’t played with the idea of splitting it up into three sections, but I did go for an overwhelming finish, so when I decided to cut the music into three distinct pieces, the idea of a crescendo worked out nicely. Sometimes these things happen by accident, but they turn out the way they do for the right reasons.”