10 Years is a big deal with anything. Relationships, goals, life, music, art. But as I looked at my calendar the other day I realized I missed the 10 year anniversary of my debut album Echoes In The Dark which came out on September 3rd, 2013. So today, a week later, lets take a look back, and a look forward to what I’ve got coming up soon.
I started dabbling in music when I was 17 back in 1997. My early tracks were a whole bunch of nothing, but that didn’t stop me from continuing to make instrumental music and working towards something. While I always talk about the industrial music that inspired me to get into trying to create, my early work took me in all kinds of different directions. There was a lot of rap/hip-hop. I ended up producing rappers here in Las Vegas, as well as doing my own comedy-rap stuff with my friends. I produced a couple local rock groups. I sent out tracks for music libraries. I scored a couple of short films for friends. All kinds of genres and styles, but I hadn’t made anything that felt like it made sense to release as an album of music by David Rosen.
While I already recounted much of the beginnings of Echoes In The Dark in the album length commentary I released in 2020, I’d just add that it went through a lot of changes before I felt ready to release an actual album. Even my name I considered changing (while putting this post together I remembered I almost called myself October instead of just my name). And I’m pretty sure i’ve mentioned before in various posts that the album title was almost Darkness & Echoes… Which you can see in some of these alternate album covers I just dug up.
I had completetly forgotten about these until just today while putting this post together and seeing if I had any alternate stuff to include with this blog post. Some of them are kinda cool actually…
But as for the album itself, I’m still so proud of it. 10 years later and after all these albums (most recently MORE CONTENT) which have seen my skills as a composer grow, I think Echoes In The Dark is still a fresh, exciting and unique album in my discography. It’s definitely my most electronic, which in itself is something that makes it stand out. I’ll always be an electronic musician, but my music has grown so much more organic and well rounded, so to hear these tracks that explode with heavy synth work is always such a cool thing for me. The album is also where a lot of my themes developed immediately… Almost all my releases have 16 tracks (just feels right), the structure of different kinds of songs, the flow of how I build a track list, the artwork and visuals and music videos. All of it formed with this release and while it’s been refined over the years with subsequent releases, it all started here.
So why didn’t I do some kind of 10 year anniversary thing for Echoes In The Dark? Well a number of reasons really, most of all because I’m too damn busy. I just released and am in the middle of promoting The Pup Pups – “Who Wants Din-Din?” a comedy album about my dogs and cats. It’s something I was working on even before Echoes In The Dark! I also just released to my Produced by David Rosen Patreon the score album of director Chris Johnson’s film Jacqueline and next month, on October 6th will be releasing the score of his film Blind Malice as its own album release! On top of all that, I’m putting the finishing touches on what I’ll be releasing in 2024, and let me tell you… If you like my music, you’re gonna love what I’ve got coming in 2024. In a way my 2024 & 2025 plans wrap up the last 10 years of what I’ve been doing musically and will lead towards the next decade of my career. There’s a lot on the way to look forward to and I’ll be sharing more news on that a little later this year.
So Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Echoes In The Dark, the album that changed my trajectory as an artist and showed me that I was ready to put myself out there into the world. Thanks for being out there and listening and if you like the album and my music, make sure to add tracks to your favorite playlists. Thanks for all the support.
David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.