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Thursday, April 21, 2011 03:21 pm

Luzhin Defense


Luzhin Defense

What started in the fall of 2006 while Eric Rogers “was busy neglecting his pre-med studies in favor of writing music on his four-track recorder” has now become a full scale original music project with live performances and an upcoming album. Eric covers the synthesizers, sequencers, bass guitar and vocals while brother Alexis Rogers (currently lead guitarist with blues band Black Magic Johnson and formerly guitarist with funk, rock, groove group “elevator shoe”) handles electric guitar, and the music gets filed under indie-pop-electronica. Citing influences from Debussy to Wilco, Bambaataa to Bartok, McCartney to Stravinsky, Radiohead to Vangelis, the Brothers Roger blend “all music heard” into a “loud synth-based music of some sort” running headlong into a world proudly shrouded in vagueness and ambiguity and presented with volume and vigor. Not your average “loop” group by any means, Eric keeps the sequencing fresh and Alexis adds the guitar flavoring to create a mishmash of musical mush as baffling as it is pleasing.

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