Between Identity – Transmissions Red (October 2021)
My fifth full-length album and the second in my cassette series titled: Transmissions, out now on Space in Sound Records.
This album is a return to my vintage synth studio with live drumming, captured through my London console from the 80’s. Side A is largely inspired by the politics of my country during the past four years. Side B became my goodbye to San Francisco.
Between Identity – Transmissions Blue (December 2019)
My latest full-length album and the first in a new series of cassette releases titled: Transmissions, out now on Space in Sound Records.
The album features my first recordings after introducing a new synthesiser to my studio, a vintage Roland SH-101 made in 1983.
Each recording on the album started from a repetitive bassline from the SH-101, while additional layers were then built with my Roland Juno-60 (made in 1982) and JX-3P (made in 1983). Everything was captured through my Allen & Heath console also from the 80’s, so you begin to sense a theme…
This album is a departure from the workflow of my previous albums and also introduces new vintage equipment to my studio. This includes Roland SH-101 and Juno-60 synthesizers, a Roland MC-505 drum machine and an Alternate Mode DK10 drum pad, which allowed me to use drumsticks to perform many of the rhythm tracks. Everything was multi-tracked through a 1980’s Allen & Heath analog console.
This album consists of the first recordings I made with this new equipment in 2016. It represents the point in time where I was feeling out the new possibilities. With most of the equipment I used being made in the 1980s and 90s, I believe this album has a vintage sound, which gets me closer to the music from my past that has been so influential.
Born from the same tape reels as my album Nocturnes, this album features my vintage Roland JX-3P recorded into my beloved AKAI GX-4000D 1/4″ Reel-Reel tape deck. Samples and field recordings were brought in to help tell a story. Lo-Fi Ambient.
It’s an honor to have my remix get mentioned as one of Blu Mar Ten’s favorites among the 300+ submissions. The remix starts minimal on vintage synthesizers before slowly building into the beat driven climax. You can listen to the remix below.
I regularly spun Blu Mar Ten records as a Jungle / Drum & Bass DJ in the 90’s. I went on to play them on my FM radio show (Circuit Bent Radio) in Austin, TX., and now collect releases from their always quality record label BMTM. Big thanks to them and DJ Mag for putting on this remix competition. You can listen to their original track here
Upcoming show at Swell Gallery in San Francisco (02/25/2016)
Scott Rouse (Between Identity) will be joining the multi-talented Musician & Artist Jeff Johnston for an audio/visual performance at Swell Gallery in San Francisco, Thursday Feb 25th @ 8:00PM.
The duo, going under the name Mon Op, will feature an original video projection show against live Electro-Acoustic music. Music and video will follow the theme of the art show “Psychedelia”. Opening reception starts at 7pm featuring works by great local artists.