[Cover photo credit to Rachel Roessler]
Paul Roessler is stepping out from behind the production boards and into the spotlight to release The Turning Of The Bright World on July 12, 2022via Kitten Robot Records. In addition, Roessler has released “Maker,” the lead single and the first preview of The Turning of The Bright World.
Roessler has released a handful of records previously, spanning his career. On the heels of quadruple-double album The Drug Years, The Turning Of The Bright World focuses on “melancholia, reflections, and piano leads more so than on previous albums”.
I’m always inspired to create something where I sense there is a void, where no one else is exploring that area. That becomes increasingly difficult with such an incredible amount of music being released every day, so it can’t be a rule or anything like that. I could say that I become inspired by the possibilities that the new technologies offer me, limitless sounds and capabilities. All of that factors in.
A prolific producer who runs the LA production stable Kitten Robot Studios, Roessler has served as the producer/engineer on Kitten Robot releases from Josie Cotton, Eddie Spaghetti & Frank Meyer, Hayley and the Crushers, Tombstones In Their Eyes, CrowJane, and the upcoming records from Harry Cloud and Glitter Wizard.
As an artist however, Roessler wrote his first opus, the rock opera TheArc, while still in high school with his prog/classic rock influences on his sleeve. Segueing from that genre into finding his footing in electropunk, he joined Screamers as one of two keyboardists for the guitar-less L.A.-based musical pioneers. In the 1980s, Paul started the band Twisted Roots along with Pat Smear (Germs/Foo Fighters). Paul Roessler’s production career has also seen him produce for T.S.O.L., Richie Ramone, Pat The Bunny, and many other bands and artists.
Each song has its own message, even if sometimes that message could never really be explained. I like those kinds of songs a lot. The music preached to me, and I did my best to deliver what it was saying.