This UK-based multi-instrumentalist began writing and producing music under the moniker of ROSEL in 2020.
Producing sounds from various genres including cover future house, post-rock, RnB, post-punk, and dance, ROSEL is merging various aspects of electronic and ambient influences in order to carve out a unique style that draws inspiration from artists such as Radiohead, Apparat, Burial, and Warpaint.
Casting ominous hues of mystically charged resonance out into the ears of his listeners, ROSEL is here to deliver his most recent single, “Tokorrow.” Fusing together elements that heighten your senses in a purely instrumental soundscape of ambiguity, the transcending synth layers coincide with the mid-tempo drum patterns that deliver a foreboding experience to the forefront.
Emanating a delicate showcase that submerges your speakers in noteworthy expressions, the auditory field of dimension swallows you whole as you reach out to grasp the emotions evoked from its progression. ROSEL has done an exceptional job at using complex components that remain a focus as they ease themselves into your mind in a thought-provoking frenzy of underground immersion.
Balancing out the dark tones with a blissfully raw ecstasy, the mechanical grooves punch through the layers as you welcome energy in at each transition of “Tokorrow.” Evolving a sense of organized chaos in the sheeted layers explored, the almost ethereal tendencies of ROSEL are presented with a chronicled juxtaposition.
Kicking off 2021 with his debut single, ‘Square One,’ we admire the personal fruition that ROSEL has demonstrated as he continues to offer up his bolstering techniques in a realm of futuristic appeal.
Congratulations on the release of “Tokorrow.” We love the sonic voyage that you take us on through this track. Could you please share where the inspiration came from this creation?
Since March 2020, I've been working on various tracks for a few months now. My focus on Tokorrow was fairly simple - it's fusing the kind of sounds I want to hear when I look for new music. The original idea is very different from the finished track. While mixing I started to hear and imagine more animated versions of the instrumentation, especially the bass. I essentially remixed and resampled the original song audio and this is how it came out.
In your own words, what is the narrative that “Tokorrow” is releasing? What does this say about you as an artist?
As it's my first own release, it's a statement on intent going forward I suppose. Of course, it's lost in the vast ocean of music that's being released every day, but it's an indicator of what Rosel is about. Looking back in a couple of years I think it will be sounding similar or at least close to what I was wanting to achieve long term. To put it simply, it blends the kind of sounds I like. Sonically I'd probably say it's warped, but in a good way, it's meant to sound the way it does. It's just what I like, in my style, that's why we create what we do.
How does “Tokorrow” compare to your January release of ‘Square One’? Have you learned anything different from the release process this time around?
Square One was technically my first release, but it's a remix of an @arthurgarros single. The aim of that track was to blend the Rosel approach to production on Arthur's track while also incorporating a dance/club element to it. Friend and producer @iamlhotse approached me to work on the single release and it was a really fun project to do. It pushed me to start putting out my own sounds, so I'm grateful for the opportunity. On the flip side, Tokorrow is my own first written and produced release under the moniker of Rosel. The releasing process is arguably the most difficult part for any musician or artist. You can sit at a desk all day writing music and create as much gold as you want but you need to work out how to access potential fans and people actively wanting to hear it. It's extremely hard to cut through when so many people are making good music. Rosel is very much in its infancy so I'm certainly still learning on that front.
What is your mission statement as an artist?
Under normal circumstances, I work in live events as a production manager and I've been outside of this direct artistic creative process of making music and art for about 8 years. Covid-19 allowed me to restart my creative endeavors again. The project 'Rosel' is all about putting out a combination of sounds and visual arts, resulting in textures and atmospheres. Too many of us don't show ourselves in the most honest way or are too scared to put out our ideas for fear of being rejected by our peers. I've left that mentality behind and started 'doing', rather than overthinking. That's the lifeblood and drive behind Rosel.