Paul Roessler has today released both his new video for the track titled ‘Maker’ but also the album it is on, ‘The Turning Of The Bright World’, out as of today via Kitten Robot Records.
‘Maker’ is what makes the perfect premiere track for an album. It has that chug along sound marching to a constant hook. A lot of things going on in the background with this as well, just like the video.
I’m not going to go into the whole ‘Paul Roessler career background check’ thing here. If you know who he is then that’s probably why you are reading this. His career speaks for itself. This album and video should speak for itself. to reference the past with the future is usually showboating on the publication’s part. This set of sonic stories deserves the spotlight.
And that spotlight is bright and massive. The diversity is in the notes and the vividness is in the vocals. This is a weathered sound brought by experience and emotion. That is what music is meant to be. Strip off all of the corporate sales pitches and press peacocking and you have the music. As it was meant to be heard. Each song representing a tale. An audio screencap meant for the moment. Let this bright world turn to you as you relate and change to the music. That’s what good music does.
The Turning Of The Bright World is out today via Kitten Robot Records.
A prolific producer who runs the LA production stable Kitten Robot Studios, Roessler has served as the producer/engineer on Kitten Robot releases from Josie Cotton, Eddie Spaghetti & Frank Meyer, Hayley and the Crushers, Tombstones In Their Eyes, and CrowJane.
“I see this album as something of a summation. All the years playing in bands, writing music and producing other artists sort of came together,” Roessler exclusively told Rock and Roll Globe. “I listen to my previous records and there’s this raw urgency that I like. But somehow this collection of songs came out more measured and focused, a bit more polished. And yet, I don’t feel like I lost anything.”
As an artist, Roessler wrote his first opus, the rock opera The Arc, while still in high school with his prog/classic rock influences (Yes, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa) on his sleeve. Segueing from that genre into finding his footing in electropunk, he joined Screamers as one of two keyboardists in the guitar-less L.A.-based musical pioneers, labeled ‘punk rock’ for lack of anything more suitable.
In the 1980s, Paul started the band Twisted Roots along with Pat Smear (Germs/Foo Fighters) and his sister Kira prior to her involvement with Black Flag. Paul also partnered on music with Mike Watt (Crimony) and Dez Cadeda (DC3), as well as joining with a wide variety of artists/bands, including 45 Grave, Nervous Gender, Geza X and the Mommymen, and Nina Hagen. The subsequent years saw him join forces with Mark Curry, Prick, Leah Andreone, and Gitane Demone Quartet. Paul Roessler’s production career has also seen him produce for T.S.O.L., Richie Ramone, Pat The Bunny, and many other bands and artists.