words by tom johnson
Earlier this Summer we shared Roz & The Rice Cakes‘ ‘East Coast’, the first snippet from, and the final track on, the band’s brand new album Devotion. A brooding, captivating ballad, it found the trio in often beautiful voice, Roz Raskin’s tempered voice finding a home among a suitably tender instrumental backdrop. A couple of months later, we’re very pleased to bring the whole thing full circle with a full stream of Roz’s ‘Devotion‘ LP, one day ahead of its release via Team Love Records.
Something of a misnomer, that initial track isn’t quite indicative of the album as a whole. While the considered eye-for-detail is present throughout, the record dips in to far more gnarly and inventive pastures across its ten tracks, mixing it up that subtle poise of ‘East Coast; with varying experimental, psych-lite pop excursions, such as the playfully swirling ‘Revolving’, or the shaded and enveloping ‘Houdan The Mystic’.
Self-described as a record about the “connections between humanity and the universe”, Devotion does indeed feel intricately spatial, the whole thing playing out like a vague and hazy soundtrack to another dimension; the warmth of a human heart discovering vast tundras of stars and planets and all the romantic visions we so often associate with such things.
Leap in to the wild unknown and listen to the whole thing below right now.
Buy the new album here: rozandthericecakes