New Album in 2015!
I've decided to record a new album this year! It will be the first album of my Total Flower Chaos project-- hard rock, psychedelic rock, noise and ambient. It will be recorded at Evergroove Studio this summer. I had the first planning meeting with Brad Smalling, the engineer, last week. Stay tuned for details!
--Rob Jan 17, 2015
Let's go to the City
This is cool-- check out Brian Hunter's song on the music player to the right called "Let's go to the City." Brian co-produced and engineered my album, The Other Side of Nowhere, which includes my song, "Let's go to the Mountains." Brian was inspired to compose this instrumental variation of the song. Check it out!
--Rob Nov 30, 2014
Bands and Projects
Total Flower Chaos
As mentioned above, the debut album will be recorded this summer. TFC is not a band-- yet. That's because I am still composing music for it, and that process will continue right into the studio. But I will form a band during or after the recording process. The musical style is different from all of my previous recordings and bands-- hard rock, psychedelic rock, noise, ambient. There is no website for this project yet, but if you're curious, I have posted a few rough demos on this Soundcloud site. I'll continue to post more as I finish them.
This is a 4-piece band consisting of Adrian Richey on vocals, myself on electric guitar, Dave Bakulski on bass and Jon Cox on drums. The songwriting is shared between Adrian, Dave and myself. We play original music in the style of The Smiths, The Cure and Joy Division. Dorian does not yet have a website, however, it does have a Reverbnation site where you can hear our songs, find out about shows, and sign up for the email list. We have been gigging heavily in the Denver area.
Scupanon consists of me on vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul Ermisch on violin and Sam Caston on percussion. An upright bass player is in the works. We mostly play my songs at various venues in Colorado. We've been on a hiatus while we find a bass player, one member takes care of a new baby, and and I write new songs. Paul has recently started collaborating with me on the music composition. For the Scupanon website, click here .
Rob Roper Solo Recordings
I how have about 8-10 unrecorded songs that don't fit the above categories, and continue to write more. Eventually it will appear on another solo record. I started uploading a few home demos of these songs to my Blog. You can be a beta tester-- have a listen and leave a comment. Keep in mind these are home demos-- don't expect great sound or polish.