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Rroland

Reflections on a Past Life as Played on the Roland Synthesizer CD

Rroland is an eccentric grape farmer living in the hills of northern California. He records his strange music on antique monophonic synthesizers in his home-built studio. He believes he has lived before, in different eras, as different people. This record is a series of 'mistaken memories' of these lives. THE BIO: 1975: Started a cover band called Little Pinto and the Rear end Collisions, played guerrilla gigs around a commune. 1981: Started Jimmy Baker performed at Mabuhay Gardens and Berkeley Square. 1995: Recorded Cortez in a cement room on a four track. A stark folk tale of an urban cop. CMJ editor Scott Frampton: "Liked it a lot... but don't get too excited!" 1997-1998: Launches Castle Robertson record label, records first LP entitled Substantial Reports of Airplay. April 1999: Reworks songs from Substantial Reports and writes five new songs, releases Trapped Under the Tor. November 1999: Records the EP Momusissus a set of parodies of Ovid stories with pop stars inserted for fun, uses the Roland SH3A analog monotone synthesizer for the first time on a recording. March 2000: begins work on his EP of six instrumental songs Reflections on a Past Life recorded exclusively with the Roland. Summer 2000: records Sebastien Hein and Christine, an acoustic ballad reviewed by Robin Carmody for Freaky Trigger. August 2000: The English psychedelic tradition I love isn't the overdone bastardisation of the 70s, it's the more simple, clear and expressive sound of the late 60s. Lucas's vocal style is the combination of removed idolization and desire for closeness that defines all the finest Romantic pop. One of his best moments yet. February 2001: American Patchwork / Momus wishes to curate an LP of the Roland based music. Rroland sets out to compose and record the rest of the LP, using two other past life experiences as a springboard. March 2001: Finishes the project - Rroland is currently rehearsing his live solo show.
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