ISLE OF RHODES

Isle of Rhodes was founded in the spring of 2011 by front man and keyboardist Rob Farren. Farren, who had previously played keys with Aphonic (of Detroit), and synth bass with Kiss or Kill decided that he would like to strip his rig down to one keyboard: a Rhodes. An eclectic choice for an instrument, the Rhodes is a vintage keyboard with similar circuitry to an electric guitar. The Rhodes was made famous by the work of soul and funk artists, such as Stevie Wonder, and Bernie Worrell. Farren, influenced by that sound, focused on creating a contemporary rock version of Rhodes playing. Using all analog gear, including tape delay, distortion, wah, and phaser pedals, Farren has sculpted a sound evocative of a three-piece guitar band. Featuring Alexander Markowitz on drums, this two-piece band, has garnered attention for its flowing melodies and huge sound, drawing comparisons to bands such as The Shins, The Magnetic Fields, and Radiohead.

Isle of Rhodes’ first studio length album “All Rivers and Oceans” was recorded with Grammy winning producer Jason Corsaro (Steve Winwood, Duran Duran, Motorhead, Madonna) and co-producer David Lloyd (Social Hero). Machine Dream Records will release the album in April of 2012. “All Rivers and Oceans” is not a just a collection of songs but a true body of work. Farren set out to use the recording studio as an instrument in its own right. According to Farren the band “didn’t want to limit to just replicate the live show, but to fully produce a piece of art.

DISCOGRAPHY

  1. Isle of Rhodes
  2. All Rivers and Oceans
  3. Machine Dream Records
  4. Release Date: April 2012
  5. Purchase: iTunes | Bandcamp | CD Baby

Isle of Rhodes’ first studio length album “All Rivers and Oceans” was recorded with Grammy winning producer Jason Corsaro (Steve Winwood, Duran Duran, Motorhead, Madonna) and co-producer David Lloyd (Social Hero). Released on Machine Dream Records in April of 2012, “All Rivers and Oceans” is not a just a collection of classic songs but a true body of work.