ROSETTA have just unveiled a full stream of their newest album “Quintessential Ephemera”, a follow up to their 2013 record “The Anaesthete”, letting us experience an incredible journey, unquestioningly one of this year’s true artistic masterpieces. GO HERE to read a new interview with the band’s guitarist Matt Weed and visit THIS LOCATION to see the band’s upcoming European dates.
The band commented:
We’re extremely proud that this is our second pay-what-you-wish independent release. To be clear: the album is not free. Rather you are free to pay the price that you want to pay for it. Releasing music this way means that we are wholly dependent on our listeners – we’ve chosen to entrust to you our continued ability to make music. So if you enjoy Quintessential Ephemera, we’d very much appreciate it if you tell your friends about it.
Quintessential Ephemera will not be available on digital platforms other than Bandcamp (theanaesthete.bandcamp.com) and our YouTube account (www.youtube.com/user/rosettaband). The reason is that when you buy the album from Bandcamp, the revenue from your purchase goes directly to the band, with no middlemen, and directly supports touring and making more music.
We have licensed the album to four labels who are producing physical media. In Europe, Golden Antenna is releasing both 2xLP and CD versions of the album. In North America, War Crime Recordings is releasing a 2xLP version and Init Records is releasing a CD version. In Japan, Tokyo Jupiter Records is releasing a special extended-edition CD with two bonus tracks. You can find links to all of these different releases at our website, www.rosettaband.com.
Since some people have asked: we won’t be releasing lyrics with this release – the hope is that people will spend more time listening and less time scrutinizing text for hidden meaning.
For audio dorks (who seem to make up a sizable portion of our fanbase): the digital, CD, and vinyl masters are all identical and preserve the intended dynamics and balance of the mixes. You won’t find clipping in any of them. The main digital master was gentle enough that no special treatment was needed to make a good-sounding LP. We recommend that you turn up the volume to hear everything that’s going on.
If you have questions, we’d be happy to hear from you.