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Roanes was constructed from field recordings and live performances featuring the many folks surrounding Gamelan Pacifica and Gamelan Spontificus during the late nineties and early aughts. Inspired by the maritime nature of the locations where these sounds were gathered, Roanes is a reflection on our Selkie neighbors.

"...Not for those in search of quick stimulation but if you like Steve Roden, Richard Chartier, those sorts of cats, then this is up your alley. Very interesting avant-garde music for you adventurous sorts." - Make Your Own Taste

"...I imagine this getting mixed into a dark, late night DJ set on radio or between sets at black metal show. I also imagine you poor souls sitting at your desk jobs, trying to get any work done while letting the creeping beauty and magic of this four song collection of processed field recordings and gamelan performances soak into your brain. Good luck with that." - Experimental Portland


released January 13, 2014

frogtoboggan - Composing
R. Loftiss - Vent & Vision
Gabrielle P. Rubin - Viola Gambour D'Arco
Ed Bubl - Sonic Curiosities
Paul Bubl - Chaos
Gamelan Pacifica - Gendhing
Gamelan Spontificus - Naiveté
Others too Many to Mention - Everything Else



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frogtoboggan Mulino, Oregon

Dedicated to the creation and dissemination of unconventional musical hybrids. Originally formed in 1988, frogtoboggan was not manifested as self until 1992. Since this time, experiments have focused on channeling subconscious variables and furthering their realization by manifesting signals in the corporeal universe. ... more

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