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by Rosetta

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Victor Ke
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Victor Ke It is interesting to observe how Rosetta band is experimenting with its style and improving within every album. Great work! Favorite track: Intrapartum.
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RJ This is my first exposure to Rosetta and I gotta say… I like what I hear. Really solid post-progressive music with a thick layer of atmosphere that on occasion edges towards ambient. 7/0 Favorite track: Détente.
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Bryon Wilson This album breaks conventions with most post-metal. It at once can be played next to shoegaze then breaks out into a fury of aggression and still remain catchy. For my money Rosetta are at the top of the food chain. After all the amazing albums Rosetta has, it boggles the mind that they can still innovate and surprise me. I love that I can play this next to bands as diverse as Ride, Slowdive, Joy Division, The Cure, Godflesh, and Neurosis. It's a pure delight on the ears. Favorite track: Neophyte Visionary.
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Amnion 04:11
Intrapartum 07:50
Sound swells, swirling around in circles Pulsing, hinting at definition Murmur traveling down, subconscious Fathom the depth without any surface Echoed sounds collide to form an image Walls vibrate, pushing back, reflexive Upside down, impulse without closure Oscillate myopic impressions Cry out, take in, announce sensation Revere, relate, draw near, consecrate Let there be light, light without end Widen new eyes, sharpen, recognize React, breathe in, contact kindred skin
Days are filled with waves of acclaim We celebrate an arrival so joyful in tone An orderly rhythm with diligence shown So how does it feel? Powerful? Give to the field respectfully now Devote the labor, make sense of self Invincible: a torch lit bright At the center, a guiding light Nowhere behind, forward motion To move the mountains with the sea Again and again I show the thickest of skin No one could charm me No fear of harm Magnify, escalate Amplify, propagate Magnify, escalate Anchor down, bear the weight Stay behind, surrender with me in mind I'll fill all the cities with light Build, up. Build up.
Grinding the teeth to the nerve, pacing miles in circles Setting fire to my throat, secluding my world Sewing meat to the bone, biting nails 'til they break Setting fire to my lungs To sanctify my senses Imitate, emulate, incarnate The ones who last Imitate, emulate, incarnate Those with means Laying on the altar, harvesting the fire Basking in the immolation A guiding luminance I know what strings I can pull So they believe my dance to be steps of a waltz, in time I am the kingmaker, mover of worlds and men Keeper of time and grain, author of fate: SOWER OF WIND Now To skies Let rise Great spires Built high
54543 04:10
Détente 07:20
“When you return, I draw you near Reassure, then disappear A slight setback, a souvenir But you've endured, persevered A second guess will interfere It's obvious it's insincere Your success across the years Concealed distress; I kept you here.” Weathered lines and scars, a tribute to the years Turn back times lost on me Bones ground down to silt, eroding to absolve Toiling, time’s lost on me I’m carrying the weight of culpability My cloud bears down upon you Etched into my frame: ‘desolation’ Written in my name, a legacy Sweeping over me, a consolation Blissful melody, a misery “I will remain with you, reframing points of view; You will remain with me, pursuing symmetry.”
Hypnagogic 09:04
Retreat, dis-ease; I pray for sleep A temporary absolution At least in dreams I might find peace In the unwinding confusion Sinking down with the fleeting thought that I missed My chance to own up, to reconcile Sinking down with the notion that you exist Like I never owed anything Drifting fog clears. Alone, I fear Ending without resolution. Looming idea, finite, severe: I have sown our dissolution. Each night I'm here shaking, unhinged Still I can't make restitution Looming idea, finite, severe: I have made our desolation. You're there in shadow, Indicting me. We both know I can't see you, or make amends
Qohelet 07:05
Not a flood, not a gale But a whisper of a reckoning close at hand Deserted by the light I wear the shroud of my vanity magnified Reaping the whirlwind Eclipsing the lodestar No time left to weep No time left to keep I’ll drown in shallow water and no one will remember
Intramortem 07:53


Rosetta's sixth full-length album, and third major independent self-release.

On this recording:
Mike Armine - vocals, electronics
Dave Grossman - bass, vocals
Eric Jernigan - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Bruce McMurtrie Jr - drums, percussion, vocals
Matt Weed - guitars, vocals, keyboards


released September 1, 2017

Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn during July and August of 2017
Produced by Francisco Botero and Rosetta
Lead engineer: Francisco Botero
Assistant engineer: Alexis Berthelot
Mixed by Francisco Botero
Mastered by Carl Saff
Art direction and design by Jordan Butcher for Studio Workhorse

For their generosity, good work, and camaraderie, we'd like to thank:
Francisco, Alexis, & the Studio G crew, Jordan, Carl, Ben Romney, North, Kimi at Tokyo Jupiter, Ovum, Mikey P & Julia, John at Arcane Angels, Lochlan, Ilya & Alex at Bookingmachine, Timo at Golden Antenna, Steve at War Crime, Kerretta, the Lloy family, Matt Geary, Deathmonger AD & Beasters, Fu-Wah Mini Market, & our partners and families for their steadfast care & support.

Most of all, thanks to our listeners for supporting us for so many years and continuing to make this work possible.


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Rosetta Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pursuing the intersection of beauty and heaviness since 2003. 5 people, 18 years, 15 releases, 1200+ shows, 45 countries.


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