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Roar Electra

by Roar Electra

Synthphonic Rock. Dawson penned all the tunes. Roar Electra bridges the gap between rock and classical music.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Bring Back the Blues
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2. Love and War
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3. Children's Story
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4. Patriot
3:45 $0.99
5. Behind Closed Doors
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6. Robots in Traffic
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7. Cousteau's Calypso
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8. Blues for Sagan
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9. Kitty Hawk to Schiaparelli
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10. Feynman Dreams of Tuva
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Album Notes
Roar Electra. Now there’s an intriguing title, one that connotes ferocity and eclecticism. Those are two words that conjure up thoughts of strength and finesse, of arty intricacies tempered by no-nonsense musicianship. Those two words also happen to be the title of Mike Dawson’s eighth studio album.

Dawson, a respected Texas singer, songwriter, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, also named his current band Roar Electra, an intrepid gang of talented musicians. Roar Electra features co-producer Taylor Tatsch (guitar, bass, background vocals), Greg Dugan (drums, percussion), and Stephan Page (violins). Dawson performed lead vocals, keyboards, guitars and coined the word Synthphonic to describe his music.

Roar Electra also sports guests Michael Markley, Kirk Powers and Rick Read on bass. Dawson’s New Rage horn section consists of Kim Corbet (trombone), Steve Howard (trumpet), Larry Spencer (trumpet), Lee Schloss (saxophones) and Mitch Paliga (saxophones).

Chicago saxophonist Paliga, Dawson’s lifelong friend, wrote the stunning horn arrangement for the tune “Patriot.” Chris Schaff played drums on “Patriot,” while trumpet virtuoso Keith Jourdan impressed with a stellar horn solo. The topper on “Patriot” comes in the form of beautiful vocals from Annagrey Labasse.

To call Roar Electra ambitious is quite the understatement. Dawson penned all the tunes, some were written during the recording process while others span a decade of conception. Roar Electra bridges the gap separating rock from classical, its sophistication bested only by its unbridled passion. There’s even a four-movement classical-influenced suite “Poetry of Earth and Sky” that harks to Dawson’s love of science, space travel and atmospheric film and TV scores.

Produced by Dawson with assistance and plenty of creative ingenuity by Tatsch (Shadows of Jets, Gollay, Cut Throat Finches), Roar Electra helps Dawson come full circle. “Roar Electra represents a return to my rock roots,” says Dawson “I think these are the best songs I've ever written, and having Taylor Tatsch playing brilliantly in the studio has been inspiring. I even broke one of his guitars and he didn't kill me. Now that's exciting!”



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