Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Simon, presents his debut Tone Ranger album ‘DESERT ROSE’, a sonic journey across vast open landscapes, beneath blazing sun and star filled skies. Following a series of EP releases, this release is part of a larger episodic collection called ‘Peaks and Valleys’, a body of music that journeys from euphoric summits to the depths of ocean caves and the cosmos.
In this episode, guided by pedal steel, guitar, violin, trumpet, synthesizers, percussion and vocals; we gallop with wild horses through a tapestry of sounds. ‘DESERT ROSE’ moves with a dreamlike searching quality from radio frequencies to epic panoramas, arriving finally at the doorway to the next album (release fall 2022).
Throughout ‘DESERT ROSE’ we hear cinematic sounds of the American West mixing with retro-electronic and traditional Sephardic influences, as the artist explores his lineage – one of displacement, seeking and celebration. This is channeled through the journey of Tone Ranger, who collects sounds and processes history through textural storytelling in film and music