Rock Star Scientist | Rock Star Scientist

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like

Album Links
Rock Star Scientist Tradebit PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk Emusic GroupieTunes PassAlong

More Artists From
United States - North Carolina

Other Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Soundscapes Electronic: Acid Jazz Moods: Featuring Piano
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

Rock Star Scientist

by Rock Star Scientist

The long awaited debut cd ep from Rock Star Scientist is here. This first release is a musical trilogy based in the tradition of progressive rock. An instrumental that combines; 1- sci fi, 2- acid jazz, and 3- progressive rock.
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Apollo
3:44 $0.99
2. Brain Check
4:39 $0.99
3. Oblivion
8:13 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Rock Star Scientist is the brainchild of Eric Rissolo, a composer and producer from Morrisville, NC. Eric's experiments with sound design and production are as evocative as they are hypnotic. Throughout the 90's Eric experimented in sound design with a combination of analog and digital keyboards, drum machines, and various musical devices, some of which he built. Eric's latest musical project, "Rock Star Scientist", is a manifestation of his idea to combine various musical influences along with a thought provoking use of sound. The Rock Star Scientist self-titled ep is a musical trilogy based in the tradition of progressive rock. Eric is currently working on new songs for a full-length cd scheduled for release in 2005.

The Independent Weekly, Local reviews, June 04
Rock Star Scientist Rock Star Scientist (Omega-Tunage Records)

"If a record is to be judged on whether or not it does what it set out to do, the three-movement eponymous debut from the local prog collective Rock Star Scientist is nearly perfect. "An instrumental that redefines the boundaries of music and sound by combining: 1-sci-fi 2-acid jazz and 3-prog rock," writes the band's founder and electronic-championing frontman Eric Rissolo by way of the disc's introduction. Though recreation may be a bit of an overstatement for this first launch into the musical lunar landscape, Rock Star Scientist is certainly a step forward in the fusion of prog and jazz, establishing Rissolo as a capable composer and one of the most daring piano and synthesizer players that is up for the challenge these days. On the opening "Apollo," he masters the gorgeous sort of synth-and-key melodies and atmospherics that earned The Flaming Lips a Grammy in 2002, though he drives shards of McCoy Tyner's playing from A Love Supreme into hysterics during "Brain Check" as Jay Rusnak muses like a Beat-era, passive/aggressive Robert Fripp just behind the mix. Rissolo--who wrote, engineered, recorded, produced and mixed the tracks himself--is a local phenom worthy of attention."
-Grayson Currin



to write a review