"The strict cohesion of the band was decidedly obvious at all times, but when their music developed to include three levels of polyrhythmic atonality, it became impossible not to be amazed by both the separate and collective talents of the people onstage." - Riley Knight (Vulture Magazine)
"ROUSSEMOFF‘s raison d’être could just be to remind us that without the goofy iconograpy and semiotic baggage there is something quite compelling and vital about metal. The three-piece smelt metal down to its essentials and pour it out like lava." - Kane Daniel (The Thousands -Melbourne City Guide)
The album in question is the result of a small odyssey, a day of guerrilla recording in sweltering February heat. The space: the cavernous guts of a now-demolished Amcor printing and packaging facility here in Melbourne.
A week before the building was due to go down, Roussemoff lugged their tools of destroy deep into the facility, to a gutted laboratory; a room rich with swirling reverb and dead industrial memories.
Surviving potentially hazardous chemicals, oppressive heat and even electrocution, the Melbourne trio made it out alive with 6 tracks, 40minutes and 40 seconds, and a full length album of nothing but pure vibe.
Mixed and Mastered by Myles Mumford (Martin Martini and the Bone Palace Orchestra, Lamplight, Peter Knight, Howl At The Moon) the album is an evocation of heavy, organic, soul.
Mumford's idiosyncratic approach to mixing catalyses and amplifies Roussemoff's own uniquely dynamic approach to heaviness.
Download of the album includes HD wallpapers for computer, iPhone/Andriod and iPad/Tablet.
Thanks for listening.
released August 2, 2012
All songs written by Roussemoff; Atticus Bastow, Matt Delaney, Dave Robinson
Engineered by James Cvetkovski at Amcor Printing and Packaging (now demolished)
Mixed/Mastered by Myles Mumford
Produced by Roussemoff and Myles Mumford
Artwork/Art Direction by Shane Reynolds