July 02, 2012

ASCAP Audio Portrait: Mikel Rouse

Mikel Rouse's career-marking double album, Boost/False Doors, is the singer-songwriter-composer's 30th recording. The twin discs are a meditation on life's vagaries and commentary on today's hectic and greed-obsessed world. Musically, it is a wonderful mix of earthy steel guitar, polyrythmic percussion, prepared piano, bass and drums that create, as Rouse says, a new style of popular music that draws from folk, rock, concert and electronic roots.