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Album Review

Frank Rosaly: Cicada Music

Read "Cicada Music" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What to expect, when you are expecting a drummer-led recording? Certainly, the mix should include the drums more upfront, or perhaps longer solos? If so, then you might be taken aback by Frank Rosaly's first official release as a band leader. The cornerstone of many innovative bands like Jason Stein Quartet, Valentine Trio, Rolldown, Scorch Trio, Flatlands Collective, Chicago Lucern Exchange, Fast Citizens and too many more to mention, wrote the very un-drummer-like Cicada Music as an atmospheric tome poem.


Album Review

Frank Rosaly: Milkwork

Read "Milkwork" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The very in-demand Chicago drummer Frank Rosaly takes time out from his duties in over twenty bands--ranging from experimental sound, jazz, rock, and improvised music--to make a solo recording of drumming and electronics. Milkwork is a nine-song LP (also available as a digital download), pressed on white vinyl in a limited edition of 500.

Rosaly's approach to music synthesizes varying musical genres and draws from a broad and diverse range of sources. He can be heard playing duo ...


Extended Analysis

Frank Rosaly: Little Hell Volume 1 - Apathy of a Cow

Read "Frank Rosaly: Little Hell Volume 1 - Apathy of a Cow" reviewed by John Dworkin

Frank Rosaly Little Hell Volume 1 - Apathy of a Cow Contraphonic 2008

When looked at in its entirety, Chicago record label Contraphonic's Little Hell project can be seen in multiple lights: social activism, historical record, artist collective, creative electroacoustic improvisation, and/or dislocated sound art installation. Multi-instrumentalist Frank Rosaly's contribution, Apathy Of A Cow, represents the sound aspects and is the first of a series. For decades Chicago has had ...


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