(PB051) D. Rogers: Sparks On The Tarmac

by Popboomerang

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    “We're on a plane, far out at sea. The sun shines brightly. There is no sign of land. A loud bang and suddenly the plane starts to lose altitude. Out the window, smoke is coming off one of the engines. The pilot radically changes heading as he spies a small island with a wide beach. We grip our seats as the sand rushes up to meet us ...”

    Welcome to D. Rogers Country

    Welcome to the mind of musician/producer D. Rogers. His third album, “Sparks On The Tarmac”, covers themes of travel, change, developments, construction, destruction, escape, and taking stock.

    In the tradition of Josh Pyke, Bright Eyes, and also Guided By Voices, on “Sparks On The Tarmac”, D. Rogers allows the song to take precedence over production, without sacrificing fidelity.

    It's not rock, it's not folk, and it's not country. Listening to “Sparks On The Tarmac” you're in D. Rogers Country. Please have your passport ready.

    Melbourne singer songwriter D. Rogers started out playing in bands around in the late nineties/early 00s. One band, Klinger, did quite well. But D. Rogers headed off to Japan in 2003, and while there proceeded to record 2 solo albums completely (all instruments) on his own. “The 14th Turn” was realeased in 2004., and “Neath The Dark of Fuses Blown”, was released in 2006.. Both independently. “Fuses Blown” received many accolades from many critics and was supported by a national tour.

    To record his third album “Sparks On The Tarmac”, in 2008, D. Rogers teamed up with drummer Dave Kleynjans and Emma Heeney and a collection of friends from both sides of the river: Fi Claus, Adrian Whitehead, Tim Reid, and Ben Birchall.

    Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera) was roused from a lucid dream to straighten the tie, gel the hair and apply spit to the face of the album that became known as Sparks On The Tarmac.

    From the character study of “Poison Pen” to the country love song, “Away From The Microphones”, D. Rogers draws you in with a hook, a familiar lyric and his unconventional style.

    “To England” and “When It's Done, It's Done” explore the themes of travel, leaving friends behind(to follow new ones).
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released January 1, 2000


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Popboomerang Australia

Australian music label founded by Scott Thurling and releasing its first CD in 2002 with over 80 recordings to date.

Specialising in melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock and predominantly working with Australian bands with the aim to building their careers locally & internationally.

Artists include Skipping Girl Vinegar, Georgia Fields, The Aerial Maps, Celadore, Bon Scotts, Tamas Wells & Tim Reid
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