Rosler's Recording Booth, written & produced by Don Rosler, has received a Best Concept Album nomination from the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards.
Upon hearing the news, Rosler's first words were, "Now they went and nominated Spottiswoode, too, I hope? That CD's the winner, hands-down!" In fact, Rosler's friend, Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode & His Enemies (who sings two songs on Rosler's Recording Booth) was indeed nominated but in a different category, "Best Eclectic Album of 2011".
The Independent Music Award Winners will be determined by a panel of 77 influential artist and industry judges including Keith Richards
, Tom Waits
and Kathleen Brennan
, Suzanne Vega
, Joshua Redman, Tori Amos
, Michael Franti, Bettye Lavette
, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Shelby Lynne
, and will be announced in April, 2012. In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 20, 2012 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected IMA Winners. To vote you can easily register at IMA & click here: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/11th/Album/Concept-Album
Rosler's Recording Booth
, written and produced by Don Rosler, is a unique concept album, featuring ten spectacular New York-based artists: Spottiswoode, actors Jeremy Sisto
& Isabel Keating
, Terry Radigan, John Margolis, Tam Lin, Tamara Hey, Kathena Bryant, Jon Albrink
Rosler used Wilcox-Gay Recordios and Voice-o-Graph recordings as a springboard for inspiring the concept. "There was a Voice-o-Graph record I hadn't heard for many years, made by my Grandpa Abe & older brothers Mike and Dave when they were crammed into a recording booth at the Jolly Roger's arcade on Long Island. When I finally heard that Voice-o-Graph of them singing, and then years later a Kitchen Sister's report on NPR called ‘War and Separation,' where they played Recordios exchanged amongst separated lovers and families, I was riveted." Rosler wrote these songs with "some of the Recordios rolling around in my head. While I didn't let these records dictate all of the characters or themes, they often, along with my ideas for the arrangement landscape, created some intriguing parameters."