Saturations

by Derek Rogers

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"Freed of any shackles, aided and abetted by like musical minds, Rogers takes off into the stratosphere with 'Apparent Weight' which is at once the heaviest and most heartfelt statement he's made yet. After a gradual build of pure, driving turbulence the layers are stripped back to collapse into Chellew's lonesome trumpet; the forlorn brass of requiems and desolation. 'Linear Truths', which features Kelly's violin to gorgeous effect, continues the mournful tone, surrounding the strings with glittering organs. The track's reverent progression showcases the greatest leap made by Rogers with Saturations. 'Linear Truths' is so elegant and considered in its pacing as to suggest a totally new direction for the artist that could align him with modern composers like Greg Haines and Richard Skelton – men at the very peak of their compositional powers. That Rogers has achieved so much with his first attempt is nothing short of remarkable, but form hints that he will continue to push on in all manner of ways and that is the most exciting thing of all." -Steve Dewhurst, Foxy Digitalis

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released July 16, 2012

two side-long pieces of beautiful, organic electronics from our main man in los angeles. derek comes into his own, scales the mountain, builds a fire on top and screams at the sun. these compositions delicately smash apart any notion of time or space. elevation.
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Video for Linear Truths by Lee Noble…http://vimeo.com/43864178
Some kind words via the Honest Bag…http://honestbag.blogspot.com/2012/08/derek-rogers-saturations-grn-003.html

Trumpet on 'Apparent Weight' by Regina Chellew. Violin on 'Linear Truths' by Petra Kelly. Produced and recorded by Christopher Hughes at Miscellaneous Sound in Denton, TX. Mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks in Philadelphia, PA. Released in June 2012 on Greenup Industries as grn004lp. Special thanks to Pete Fosco.

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Derek Rogers Dallas, Texas

Derek Rogers (b. 4 September 1980) is a musician active in electronic composition, drone, free-improv, ambient, and noise textures. He utilizes computer processes as well as traditional instrumentation and field recordings to create emotionally resonant work, tending toward long forms and soundscapes. ... more

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