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dirt road

by apologist

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memory space 04:40
tool shed 02:43
haks 07:43
slipped milk 05:39
wet spot 03:40
dirt road 06:11
neptune 02:31


Full Spectrum Records welcomes Apologist to our humble family with the release of Dirt Road, which is out TODAY in both physical and digital formats.

Apologist is the project of Rose Actor-Engel, an artist and label curator who hails from Philadelphia. Dirt Road compiles a series of recordings made last summer using her Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 as a primary sound source.

Layers of analog oscillators and soft focus echo provide a wide-screen canvas against which Rose has discreetly placed recordings taken out of place and time – quiet moments caught during a personal hiking trip in Yosemite, a friend scratching nails against the window pane of a cheap motel room, personal renditions of drunken piano ballads and other remote views into a life trapped in a seemingly endless state of transition.

A sonic encapsulation of the self-described “extended mania” that has dominated the her the early days of her 30’s, these brief sonic vignettes render her incredible feelings of restlessness, sleeplessness and ravenousness as tactile spools of noise that radiate persistently out from their center. These are earnest meditations on longing and desire, filtered through the accumulated weight of memory and anticipation for the future.


released April 1, 2020

denise burrell, piano on memory space
nancy minus, nails on slipped milk & wet spot

recorded summer 2019. thanks to my hormones, going back on adhd meds, and all my enablers.

mastered by andrew weathers
layout by gretchen korsmo



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