Rosler's Recording Booth Receives Best Concept Album Nomination From Independent Music Awards
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 and Rosler.
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."