Mikel Rouse Announces The Release of His Double-Album, "Boost|False Doors"

New York-based composer, filmmaker, director and solo performer Mikel Rouse announces his 30th release, "Boost|False Doors," available for purchase on May 1 via ExitMusic.
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April 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2012 - New York-based composer, filmmaker, director and solo performer Mikel Rouse announces the May 1 release of his first double-album, "Boost|False Doors," on ExitMusic.

"Boost|False Doors" is the 30th release for Rouse, "the thinking man's singer-songwriter," according to the Tampa Bay Times. Rouse, a native of New York City, remarks, "False Doors has been described as my Buddhist record, probably because of an impression of acceptance that pervades the recording. And Boost was about the anticipation of a loss of love through the metaphor of hedge funds and banking. The recordings are a year apart, but somehow, they seemed to become bookends, so I thought I'd release them together."

Mikel Rouse's musical and theatrical repertoire has its roots in the high-art-meets-popular-culture, mix-and-match aesthetic of the early 1980s downtown Manhattan music and art scene from which he emerged. But music is just a part of what he does. His pieces also build a hypnotic effect through their non-narrative approach and the use of surreal film images.

His work has been performed in the U.S. and Canada to widespread critical acclaim. In 2006, his "International Cloud Atlas" was commissioned by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the John Cage Trust and Betty Freeman, and premiered at the Joyce Theater in New York. Two years later, his modern media trilogy, "Failing Kansas," "Dennis Cleveland" and "The End Of Cinematics," for which he is perhaps best known, was presented for the first time in repertory at the 2008 Luminato Festival in Toronto.

In 2010, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center announced the acquisition of Rouse's archives, including analog recordings, films, manuscripts and correspondence. Also in 2010, Rouse presented the New York premiere of "Gravity Radio" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival.

"Boost|False Doors feels like a summing up of 30 years making art and music in NYC," explains Rouse. "It's a good time to look to the past and to the future. Thirty years of not fitting in anywhere has its rewards, I suppose. I am looking forward to creating another 30 more."

"Boost|False Doors" will be available via iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby, CD Connection and CD Universe, and on disc through all major retail stores and through ExitMusic Recordings.

For more information about Mikel Rouse, please visit: http://www.mikelrouse.com.
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