This review is long overdue. This album right here is the album that finally pulled me out of the "commercial" music world and into the world of the raw, experimental, and sincere. An amalgamation of everything I love about post-metal and hardcore taken to a mathy, heavy, ambient extreme.
The Anaesthete is Rosetta's fourth full-length album and first totally independent release. 2xLP available in the Americas from War Crime Recordings. Extended Japan CD edition available from Tokyo Jupiter Records.
released August 8, 2013
Recorded July 2013 at Studio G Brooklyn
Produced by Andrew Schneider and Rosetta
Engineered by Andrew Schneider and Francisco Botero
Assistant Engineers: Jack Counce, Daniel Florez
Mixed by Andrew Schneider
Mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves
BJ McMurtrie - drums
Dave Grossman - bass, vocals
Matt Weed - guitar, piano, vocals
Mike Armine - vocals, electronics
Vocals on "Hodoku / Compassion" by Eric Jernigan
Art direction and design by Jordan Butcher for Work of Self
Rosetta logo by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature
Cover photograph by Renee McMahon
Cover model: Ashley Walkingstick
Special thanks to these indispensable people:
Andrew Schneider, Jordan Butcher, Ryan Clark, Francisco Botero, Joel Hamilton, the interns of Studio G Brooklyn, Colin Marston, 90s hardcore, Philippe Moreira, Lochlan Watt, Mike Persil, The Barsista, Eric Jernigan, Luke Crane, Armando & Andria Morales, our families, our tourmates, and anyone who has ever fed, sheltered, or helped us. Know how much we appreciate you all.