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Smoking Rodgers: Blends 70’s and 90’s sounds……

Smoking Rogers – Comfort Zone

Smoking Rodgers released their debut album Comfort Zone on July 20th via Seahorse Recordings.

The band comments: «This song Spiritual Song from the album Comfort Song is about pathological narcissism, inability to love and rejection. It blends 70’s and 90’s sounds. As we always say, if we had been born forty years earlier, we might not have been inspired by anyone».

Comfort Zone was produced and recorded by Maurizio Lollobrigida and mixed and mastered by Maurizio Lollobrigida and Alessandro Scerpa at Officine Zero/Il Merlo Studio in Rome.

«The concept of the album is based on the analysis of the difficulty of being accepted in the discovery of one’s own identity, and of coming out of that free zone in which we close ourselves. We want to defend it from the arrows of a cultural world increasingly based on the emptiness of appearing and being mainstream rather than real».

The album ranges from deeply intimate songs (Thovez House, I Want You to Know) to actual 90s tunes One Division Left, Spiritual Song), from electro-acoustic ballads (Pascal-On Stage) to decidedly lighter sounds (70’s, The Butterflies, Daybreak), all the way to the noir climax of I’ve Got Your Eyes, which locks the door of the comfort zone.

 Comfort Zone tracklisting:

    Thovez House

    Pimple

    One Division Left

    Spiritual Song

    I Want You To Know

    Pascal On Stage

    70’s

    The Butterflies

    Daybreak

     I’ve Got Your Eyes

If they had been in the United States 30 years ago, SMOKING ROGERS would most likely have spontaneously become part of the Seattle grunge scene. But although this seminal influence is clear, the band’s identity is also much more: a powerful hard rock vein that can be traced back to the Los Angeles scene of the late ’80s, guitars strongly linked to punk culture and a natural tendency towards acoustic songwriting.

The band’s propensity for dissonance and sharp riffs does not prevent them from exploring different sounds and genres, always guided by their own instincts.

SMOKING ROGERS are:

Valeria Di Maggio: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Lorenzo Cicerchia: Vocals, Electric Guitar

Maurizio Lollobrigida: Electric Guitar

Alessandro Scerpa: Bass, Chorus

Teo Lisac: Drums

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6856 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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