Rusty Cage EP

by roa

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The fruit of a collaboration between singer and songwriter Debbie Kim and synth programmer Eric Pietras that took shape during the breezy Los Angeles autumn of 2007, Rusty Cage is a documentation of the pair's synergy in creating immaculate synth pop. Rusty Cage features Debbie's vocal harmonies floating effortlessly on a river of catchy beats, lush mellotrons, vibraphones and electronic waveforms.

Falling somewhere in the triangulation between Future Bible Heroes, Black Box Recorder and Zero7, roa's songs are about love, mostly about not finding it and looking for a glimpse of hope beyond the melancholy and isolation of it all. Sandwiched between originals Rusty Cage and Warehouse, the duo cover Badfinger's "Day After Day," a decades-old pop tune brought into the modern age to perfectly encapsulate what this short gem of a record is all about.


released July 15, 2014

Deborah Kim: words, vocals
Eric Pietras: synthesizers, programming

Mixed by Jay Pellici at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco.
Album art by Jin Tomshine.

All songs by roa except 'Day After Day' by Pete Ham.



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Eric Pietras Denver, Colorado

Scientist, musician, photographer and part-time insomniac.

Eric also presents a weekly ambient and experimental music radio show entitled Sounds In The Dark on internet station

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