I've only felt truly at home in one place: Promontory Point and the surrounding areas of Rozel Bay on the northern edge of the Great Salt Lake. The remnants of industry, the abandoned ranches, the violent rocks, the rotting birds...the smell of it all brings back a fervent sense of deja vu unlike anything i've experienced elsewhere.
With ROZEL, i hoped to capture a warm sensation of curious comfort...A contentment produced by the phantom memories of profound purpose and belonging. This album is the evocation of my love for a personal history that never was...and the thirsting for a life in a desolate landscape of salt.
ROZEL is the sister album to WAHWEAP. The songs on both albums were produced rapidly and recorded live in studio on one stereo track. An unplanned conception. I hope it finds you well.
~ Jon Zaremba (February 2015)