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The Call of the Cosmos


Any attempt to categorize Rosco aka Sterling Roswell, runs the risk of misrepresenting a true radical. Artist, musician, poet and producer, Roswell is all of these and more and over the years he has embraced a myriad of artistic forms to great effect. The band The Psychedelic SRB features a rotating collective of musicians, including the fantastic George Frakes (lead guitar), Syd Kemp (bass) and Tucker Nelson (drums), and not only bring the acclaimed album The Call of the Cosmos to the live stage but in the midst have created their own unique space age sound. Rough Trade "Album of the Month" and featuring the singles "Interplanetary Spaceliner," "Give Peace Another Chance" and "The Girl from Orbit," this record cements the elements which have infused Rosco's work since his days with Spacemen 3, his multi-instrumental driving force behind The Darkside and his innovative psychedelic soundscapes as a studio engineer and producer. The Call of the Cosmos stands testament to a new message for Interplanetary Peace and features a truly fitting tribute to the late, great front-man of The Seeds, Sky Sunlight Saxon. The song "Tripmaker" featured in the Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda movie The Trip. Live appearances, both solo and with The Psychedelic SRB, always hold audiences spellbound and is the act to see in this new age of psychedelia. "Baudelaire once wrote, 'music excavates heaven.' Listen to this record and you might just have to agree." --Andrew Weatherall, MOJO; "Think Lee Hazelwood produced by Joe Meek -- perfectly realized and revealing a commercial side to Roswell previously unheard/viewed through the lens of Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers." --Lois Wilson, MOJO; "Rosco uses his knowledge of the music, acid and crucial fundamentals of the genre to create a mini-masterpiece." --Kris Needs, Shindig; "A topside full of pulsing spectral tunes and a flipside like a '60s sci-fi soundtrack mixed with 'Echoes' of Pink Floyd. An otherworldly delight!" --Mark Ellen