NPR 16 Rollerball "Two Feathers"

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    The DVD includes music videos from the nineties and into the new millenium, as well as, The Three Brunos, a film by Starbage Hands featuring tour footage and performances by Rollerball, OVO, and Ronin in Italy and Slovenia in 2005. Long time saxophone collaborator, Jacopo Andreini (L’enfants Rouge, Squarcicatrici), performs throughout the DVD. The CD also features Scott Rosenberg (Pink Mountain) on saxophone.

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    The DVD includes music videos from the nineties and into the new millenium, as well as, The Three Brunos, a film by Starbage Hands featuring tour footage and performances by Rollerball, OVO, and Ronin in Italy and Slovenia in 2005. Long time saxophone collaborator, Jacopo Andreini (L’enfants Rouge, Squarcicatrici), performs throughout the DVD. The CD also features Scott Rosenberg (Pink Mountain) on saxophone.

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about

Fourteen albums in and fifteen years deep, Rollerball, bring their outward bound song structures laced with dark
jazz and noise funk back to the US via Portland label, North Pole Records. A living / breathing recording ethic, five Euro-
pean tours, constant West Coast presence, and underground cred that can’t be beat, Rollerball, is an established institution
influencing what bands sound like in Portland, Oregon and throughout the world. Two Feathers is Rollerball’s first domes-
tic release since 2005’s Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause. The past two albums, Rollerball and Ahura were available only on
avant super label, Wallace Records based in Italy, a country that has long championed Rollerball.
The rhythm section, Gilles on drums and Monte Trent Allen on bass, drop extended deep grooves and lock-step
rhythm changes, anchoring Two Feathers‘ sound with wizened authority and practiced ability. Amidst layers of intriguing
percussion, electronic murk, and the damp acoustic hollowness of Amanda Mason Wiles’ saxophone poetry, Mae Starr
weaves intricate and inventive keyboard magic. Her fingers swallowed by rings that stream up and pounce down the
keyboard, evoking powerful vocalists like PJ Harvey or June Tyson, and casting spells over a rapt audience.
Hard to describe and impossible to pin down, Rollerball, has been praised throughout their storied career by The
Wire, Pitchfork, Brainwashed, Blow Up, Fake Jazz, The Oregonian, Terrascope, Mercury, Stranger, etc., and played on
radio stations around the world. They have released music on Roadcone, Cochon, Silber, Jalopy Grotto, Nillacat, Pacific
Wonderland, and Felina y magia in the States and Bar la muerte, Wallace, and Hysm in Italy. Rollerball has been compared to
Sun Ra, New Order, Cereberus Shoal, JOMF, Califone, and Can.
Two Feathers is packaged as an LP with CD/DVD included or as a gatefold CD/DVD card wallet. The DVD includes
music videos from the nineties and into the new millenium, as well as, The Three Brunos, a film by Starbage Hands
featuring tour footage and performances by Rollerball, OVO, and Ronin in Italy and Slovenia in 2005. Long time saxo-
phone collaborator, Jacopo Andreini (L’enfants Rouge, Squarcicatrici), performs throughout the DVD. The CD also features
Scott Rosenberg (Pink Mountain) on saxophone.

credits

released November 3, 2009

Amanda Mason Wiles
Mae Starr
Monte Trent Allen
Gilles

with Scott Rosenberg on Horrible Madness

Recorded and mixed by Gilles and Monte
at Studio Olivia and Muddmakr
Mastered by Andy Brown
Art by Mae Starr
design by Starbage Hands

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