Rogers, Derek / Open Windows
Album: Open Windows   Collection:General
Artist:Rogers, Derek   Added:Dec 2013
Label:Hobo Cult  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-12-12 Pull Date: 2014-02-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 23 Feb 9 Jan 26 Jan 19 Jan 12 Jan 5 Dec 29 Dec 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 19, 2014: Meow After Midnight
Continuous: I Lost My Fucking Phone
4. Jan 15, 2014: minimum entropy
Silverlake Cove
2. Feb 06, 2014: Aporeia?
Beautiful Could Ever
5. Jan 12, 2014: The Sunset Life
Mental Images
3. Jan 25, 2014: Space House
Open Windows
6. Jan 09, 2014: Ranch... or Cool Ranch?
Mental Images

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-12-06
BRILLIANT, AMAZING SOUNDSCAPES. LA-based electronic musician Derek Rogers is a genius when it comes to balancing minimalism with dense, pensive layering (see also his Circuit Rider collab with Lee Noble). Haunting shrouds of synth oscillations warp and drone in a non-Euclidean ether, crafting a perfect soundtrack for your impending alien abduction.

RIYL Hobo Cubes, Fennesz, Goldtimers tapes

1. *(12:52) whoa, this is fucking epic, so simple yet I can’t describe it in words. Henceforth this shall be the standard definition for “bladerunnercore”
2. (4:16) relatively brief, wistful melody, almost song-like, some throbbing laser beams emerge and conclude
3. ***(7:33)glacial meditations. Minimum entropy flavored.
4. (1:46) “street sweepers at noon” describes it all
5. (7:33) lonely high-pitched drone grows shrill, frayed at the edges, relentlessly melancholy
6. (7:45)** gentle drone gives way to undulating layers of Terry Riley-esque arpeggiating bliss
7. (9:19) bleak and foreboding guitar drones, almost industrial windy static at first gives way to dreamy snowdrifts
8. (5:04) starts “pretty” but soon descends into chaotic labyrinths of noise, grating rusty chainsaws, pretty ambience concludes

Track Listing
1. Mental Images   5. Open Windows
2. Thirty Minute Incline   6. Silverlake Cove
3. Beautiful Could Ever   7. Three Point Turnaround
4. Street Sweepers At Noon   8. Peak Ascension