Brooklyn-based composer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roche will release his vivid song cycle/EP !BlurMyEyes July 31st on New Amsterdam Records, his first release on the label. Described by Roche as “a sort of musical study in ceremony,” the work explores his various encounters with ritual and spirituality by carefully weaving threads of classical composition, lo-fi drone, psych-folk, noise, and R&B to create a sincere and introspective emotional statement.[vimeo 44494527]
Roche also involved several of his closest collaborators on the EP, including the prolific R. Stevie Moore (with whom Roche regularly tours) as well as world-renowned composer/musician Shahzad Ismaily. Though the stylistic and thematic ground covered is ambitious and wide-ranging, Roche’s heartfelt fascination with ritual and with ceremony unifies the eclectic spirit of !BlurMyEyes.