image via holocenemusic.com
Oh, Ethan Rose. We nicknamed our city after you. We planted a flower for you. Because you are one of the reasons we want to listen to the next music, because someone as relentlessly innovative (in the very most subtle ways) as you might be making it. Gertrude Stein was wrong when she said “rose is a rose is a rose.” Meeting you, she’d need to differentiate, delineate. She’d obviously never heard Oaks, your lush new album (unlike any other) crafted by capturing and layering the many and varied sounds of the Wurlitzer organ at the Oaks Park skate rink, another Portland Treasure. Hear here.
Holocene and PICA know a good thing when they hear it. They’ll host the coming out party for Oaks they call “Skate Night” Tuesday night from 8-10 PM at Oaks Park Skate Rink where everyone but you, we imagine, will skate and skate while you manipulate the live and once-live sounds of the mighty Wurlitzer.