Dan Rosenboom - 2 x Vinyl LP
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Absurd in the Anthropocene
Standard 2 x 180g 33rpm Vinyl LP
- Chris Philips, Jazz FM
"a fire hose of electronic fusion, heavy on synth and pyrotechnic horn solos, with complex charts and extremely hard-driving, almost rock rhythms… the whole record is great"
- Record Collector
Dan Rosenboom, a musician at the forefront of Los Angeles' ever-thriving creative music scene, boasts an international reputation for boundary-pushing projects and relentless productivity. A trumpet virtuoso equally at home in improvised and classical music, the prolific musician has been featured on stages and festivals all over the world, and has been described as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times.
Absurd in the Anthropocene is loaded with an absurd crew of musicians, including producer and keyboard master Jeff Babko, legendary drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Novak, and Zach Danziger, renowned bassists Jimmy Johnson, Tim Lefebvre and Jerry Watts Jr., Rosenboom’s longtime collaborator Gavin Templeton and jazz icon David Binney on saxophones, guitarists Tim Conley, Alexander Noice, and Jake Vossler, electronics wizard Troy Ziegler, and horn-playing colleagues Brian Walsh, Ryan Dragon, Juliane Gralle, and Javier Gonzalez. The record’s first session was recorded at Capitol Records with prized engineer Steve Genewick, while the second and third took place at Stella Sound Studios under the direction of revered producer, engineer, and mixer Justin Stanley.
A1 Mr. Lizard Said
A3 Pushed to the Edge of Ideas by Dispassionate Bias-Algorithm Bots (
C1 Apes In Rapture
C2 Forget What You Know
C3 Green Moon
D1 Obsidian Butterfly
D2 Drowning on the High Ground
Dan Rosenboom - Cornet, Trumpet, Compositions
Jeff Babko - Keys, Producer
Gavin Templeton - Alto and Baritone Saxophones
Jimmy Johnson, Tim Lefebvre, and Jerry Watts Jr. - Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta, Zach Danziger, and Gary Novak - Drums
David Binney - Alto Saxophone on "Apes In Rapture"
Troy Ziegler - Electronics on "Heliopteryx"
Guitars: Tim Conley ("Lemonade"), Alexander Noice and Jake Vossler ("Obsidian Butterfly")
Additional Horns on "Apes In Rapture": Brian Walsh (tenor saxophone), Javier Gonzalez (lead trumpet), Ryan Dragon (trombone), Juliane Gralle (bass trombone)
Recorded by Justin Stanley and Steve Genewick
Mixed by Justin Stanley
Mastered and Cut by Caspar Sutton-Jones at Gearbox Records
All Compositions, except tracks 6 & 8, by Daniel Rosenboom (ASCAP)
Tracks 6 & 8 co-written with Gavin Templeton, Jeff Babko, Tim Lefebvre & Zach Danziger.