Bridgetown #44

Derek Rogers
The Exhaustion of Emotion

Rogers skillfully takes subtle chord progressions that softly tug at the heartstrings, buries them beneath mounds of static shrapnel and carefully dismantles the wreckage as it becomes too heavy to bear any longer. A swelling undercurrent of melody churns and swirls below the harsh, robotic buzz of crunching machinery until the elements of serenity and discord are separated once again. This prolific Texan sound artist presents seven concise compositions of thoughtful drone that burst with an emotional storytelling nature that so many contemporaries lack.
C30 cassette · 7 songs · June 2011 · Austin, TX

Edition of 80 chrome cassettes dubbed in real-time with full-color labels and doublesided printing on heavyweight gloss stock.