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AJ Rosales AIA LEED AP NCARB
Architecture Planning Design

AJ Rosales

AIA
LEED AP
NCARB


Architecture
Planning
Design

Earth and Shoal Cover

REVIEWS:

"tone and poeticism that most artists can't seem to find with a full-length album."
- Heidi Drockelman (Indie-Music.com)

"talent that could develop into a nationally known songwriter."
- Mike O'Cull (chicagogigs.com)

"an awful lot of great music in just five songs."
- (mish mash music reviews)

"a tune (Sweetest Thing) that will someday become a classic in his own musical circles."
- Tony Gisondi (thisismodern.com)

RECEPTION:

PLAYED: in Abercrombie and Fitch Stores
INCLUDED: in a CMJ 'certain damage' compliation
CHARTED: 'Sweetest Thing' beat the Smashing Pumpkins for the #1 slot on Ohio college radio station WMRU 91.1 FM
FEATURED: on WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio)

SONGLIST:

Sweetest Thing
Turn Away
Angry
Earth and Shoal
Step Down to You


OTHER PLAYERS:

Todd Parola (Drum Kit)
Mark Dwyer (Bass Guitar)

Recorded and Mixed by Joshua Shapera (Gravity Studios)
Mastered by Dan Stout (Colossal Mastering)

Earth and Shoal (2000)

AJ Rosales: guitar, vocals / lyrics, keyboard, arrangements

This five song release contains music that evokes an array of artistic integrities - an effervescent breath of modern pop, lyrical imagery with a twinge of poeticism, honest rock-n-roll angst, and a mature textural depth that you don't often hear articulated on an early release.

Two video playlists are included on this page: One for the highlighted tracks from this album, and one for AJ's entire featured music catalog there.