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Translation Loss Record’s ROSETTA Complete New Record

June 19, 2007

Philadelphia’s acclaimed noise manipulators/Translation Loss recording artist, ROSETTA, have completed their highly anticipated follow up to 2005’s The Galilean Satellites entitled Wake/Lift.

Wake/Lift was co-engineered by Colin Marston of DYSRHYTHMIA/BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS and Matt Weed of ROSETTA.

Matt Weed of ROSETTA explains: “Wake/Lift is the first that we haven’t engineered completely by ourselves, and also our first to analog tape. Colin Marston of DYSRHYTHMIA took care of the drums for us, and we’re tracking everything else in our own studio. The production has jumped up a few notches since our earlier records — just due to outside insight, some new gear, and a ton more experience on our part. In the end, it won’t sound “slick” because we’re not into that, but we are shooting for as much clarity as possible. We want it to have a wide-open quality, but still be dynamic enough to smack people in the face.”

When confronted with the direction of the new ROSETTA material, Matt Weed had this to say: “Musically, it picks up where we left off. Paradoxically, it’s both more technical and more experimental. We have moved in a more melodic direction, with more contrast between the heavy and the soft material. I would almost say it’s not a “metal” record anymore. It’s post-post-rock tuned down to hell with lots of screaming. Imagine MOGWAI fighting PINK FLOYD at a COALESCE show… on a space station.”

Wake/Lift will see a fall release and be garnished by artwork from the highly praised Philadelphia artist Paul Romano. ROSETTA’s Wake/Lift will be released on CD and Limited Edition Double LP.