88Nine Radio Milwaukee
This week’s download comes from Los Angeles songwriter/producer/artist Lawrence Rothman and his debut album, “The Book of Law.” You have seven days to download his song, “Wolves Still Cry,” which features background vocals from How To Dress Well.
Two years in the making, the dark and triumphant album is an incredibly personal body of work about struggle and discovery of oneself. The project embodies the 9 physical & emotional alters of Lawrence – as if the Cindy Sherman of the music world with a different alters for every video (all directed by the revered director Floria Sigismondi (David Bowie, Björk, Marilyn Manson, Justin Timberlake, etc).
Though multi-instrumentalist Rothman played many of the instruments himself on the album he and Raisen were able to recruit the talents of Dennis Hamm (Thundercat, Flying Lotus) on piano, Pino Paladino and Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass along with Carla Azar (Autolux) and Stella Mozgawa (War Paint) on drums. He had no relationship with any of these musicians prior to the recording of the album. They were all cold called by Raisen after late-night recording sessions by the two dreaming and lamenting on who would be best for certain songs.