Relaxed Machinery: Leonardo Rosado – for r [rM_0012]

Leonardo Rosado - for r
Leonardo Rosado - for r
Leonardo Rosado - for r - front cover

Artist: Leonardo Rosado
Title: for r
Cat #: rM_0012

This album is starting to sneak out into the wilds of the internet. If you’d like to buy a copy or listen… head to

It will be avalable via CD Baby and the usual digital suspects in the coming week.
Leonardo is also offering a very special hand made CDR available directly from him through the bandcamp link above!
More details on Leonardo’s very touching release – soon.

Details from Leonardo’s post on Bandcamp:

1. How the rain fell that day 05:34
2. Smiling or why i fell in love 17:27
3. The sun still rises everyday 14:04

about Dedicated to life, the sun, the rain, noise, passion, all instants that are imprinted in my memory and Rita

The title ‘for r’ would suggest a work being dedicated to something or someone and on the surface it appears to be a vague and ambiguous bestowment. Leonardo Rosado chooses not to define what or who ‘r’ may be, however, after spending much time with the three tracks contained within I have come to love the mystery that the title embodies.
Listening to the sounds within is awe inspiring and thus Rosado’s patience while constructing these brooding, spacious and fluid pieces is to be praised. A spectrum of emotions flow from the music conjuring childlike imagery with echoing bells, deep unease via augmented drones and bass frequencies, and a wonderful sense of acceptance through the warmth and fragility of the sounds.

Rosado’s strength is his undeniable sense of depth, combining organic sounds of water, experimental percussion, shuffling and friction with processed and controlled drones all culminating in a wonderfully balanced form. The synthesis of nature and technology present here is what makes these recordings so rewarding time and time again.
Regardless of the ambiguity the title presents, Leonardo Rosado makes a poignant dedication, a dedication that not only celebrates the warmth in life and the beauty we are given, but also the darkness, the unpredictability and the ugly facets of existence.

Written by Alex Stretton

I would like to thank John for supporting and believing in my work and everyone that suggested improvements on this album.

credits released 30 November 2010
Mastered by madSavVy productions
All tracks composed and played by Leonardo Rosado
Released by relaxed Machinery:

Secret Music Top 20 Playlist Oct 2010

Congratulations to Relaxed Machinery artists Chris Russell and Bob Ohrum for making October’s top 20 list!
WVKR-FM “Secret Music” Top 20 Playlist
October, 2010

1. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing the Piano / Out Of Noise – Decca Records
2. Slow Dancing Society – Under The Sodium Lights – Hidden Shoal Recordings
3. Redgreenblue – Red – Self Released
4. Swartz – Nighttide – Utter East
5. Rudy Adrian – Distant Stars – Lotuspike – Spotted Peccary Music
6. Steven Grace – Cobalt Blue – Self Released
7. Goldmund – Famous Places – Western Vinyl
8. Steve Roach and Mark Seelig – Nightbloom – Projekt
9. Glenn Henriksen – Message – Self Released
10. Glenn Henriksen – Electronic Secret – Self Released
11. Chris Russell – Frozen – Relaxed Machinery
12. Bob Ohrum – Elevated – Relaxed Machinery

13. Xeroid Entity – Clouds Of Dust – Self Released
14. V/A – Electro Music 2010 – Electro Music Media
15. Dan Pound – Wolf Moon – Pound Sounds
16. Twyndyllyngs – Between Space And Time – Electro Music Media
17. Mark Kroos – And Grace Will Lead Me Home – Self Released
18. Wall Matthews & Rusty Clark – Air Over Water – Self Released
19. Richard Lainhart – White Night
20. Helen Jane Long – Embers – Self Released
Hi –

My name is Scott Raymond, and for those of you who don’t know me, I’m a
New Age/Ambient/Electronic music DJ with WVKR-FM. WVKR is a 3700 watt non –
commercial station broadcasting from Vassar College to the greater Hudson
Valley region. My show, “Secret Music”, has been on for over 23 years and
has a large and devoted audience. The show airs every Sunday from 9AM to
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music to play on my show. If you have something you think I’d be
interested in, feel free to send it to the address below or email me for
more info. If you’re a local musician or just passing through the
beautiful Hudson Valley region and you’d like to stop by for a live
interview and/or performace, drop me a line and we’ll work something out.
Also, if you’d like to send me downloads of your releases in lieu of
actual CD’s, that’s fine with me, too. Just send me an email and let me
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I have a website/blog where I post playlists, etc. Be sure to check it
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Things are getting cold again here, and I’d rather have summer back.
Still, the last couple of weeks here have been wonderful, with the leaves changing color. This is a beautiful part of the country in the fall. I celebrated my birthday this past weekend, and got to play scary music on Halloween like I do every
year. Guitarist Peter Biedermann was a guest on my show this past month,
and it was great seeing him play live on the air. I also got to see Erik
Wollo in concert, who came from Norway to perform here in the states. Hope
all is well with you and keep sending me great music. Here’s my top 20
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16 Penn St.
Fishkill, NY 12524