Dan Rosenboom - Absurd in the Anthropocene


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Released 31st January 2020
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Absurd in the Anthropocene - out 31st January 2020 via Gearbox Records - is in line with Dan Rosenboom’s abstract musicianship and virtuous experimentalism but, naturally, pushes the envelope. The record’s inspirations run the gamut from Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman to Frank Zappa, Soundgarden, and Squarepusher, and its title refers to the complicated and often surreal times in which we live. Rosenboom, a musician at the forefront of Los Angeles' ever-thriving creative music scene, boasts an international reputation for boundary-pushing projects and relentless productivity. A trumpet virtuoso equally at home in improvised and classical music, the prolific musician has been featured on stages and festivals all over the world, and has been described as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times.

Absurd in the Anthropocene is loaded with a an absurd crew of musicians, including producer and keyboard master Jeff Babko, legendary drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Novak, and Zach Danziger, renowned bassists Jimmy Johnson, Tim Lefebvre and Jerry Watts Jr., Rosenboom’s longtime collaborator Gavin Templeton and jazz icon David Binney on saxophones, guitarists Tim Conley, Alexander Noice, and Jake Vossler, electronics wizard Troy Ziegler, and horn-playing colleagues Brian Walsh, Ryan Dragon, Juliane Gralle, and Javier Gonzalez.

“One of the most original, exciting, adventurous artists in LA right now.” Gary Fukushima, LA Weekly
“Rosenboom is a phenomenon.”Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
“Brilliant.” Chris Phillips, Jazz FM
“Transportative…” Jazziz



1. Mr. Lizard Said
2. Lemonade
3. Pushed to the Edge of Ideas by Dispassionate Bias-Algorithm Bots
4. Still
5. Heliopteryx
6. Nebulounge
7. Apes In Rapture
8. Forget What You Know
9. Green Moon
10. Obsidian Butterfly
11. Drowning on the High Ground

Artist Dan Rosenboom
Title Absurd in the Anthropocene
Label Gearbox Records
Format Double LP
Release Date 31st January 2020
Cat Number GB1557