Goldmine is exclusively premiering Los Angeles based alternative folk-rock group Sci-Fi Romance‘s 3rd studio album “Dust Among The Stars,” which is released today, January 26.
Accomplished cult film critic/author/video producer/ film scorer Vance Kotrla, who plays guitar, cello, sings, and even drums, is the mastermind behind Sci-Fi Romance. PopMatters, for instance, described their music as a, “combination of folk music with barely-controlled rage that isn’t seen very often anymore, and the band offers something unique in the ever-more crowded Americana genre.”
But Vance Kotrla puts it best: “On this record, I wanted to try to capture quite a broad range of experiences and feelings — something that was consistent with what the first two albums had done, but then built on it. The challenge was to do that in a way that still felt all of-a-piece with itself. You’ve got love songs and break-up songs, and songs about outer space, and lullabyes all under the one banner. But I think in the end we were able to do that. I think it’s an album in the best sense of the word, not just a collection of songs that were more or less written at the same time.
“If a band’s able to make it to a third album, as a fan I want to hear something new, but that comes from a place that’s recognizable. From that same place that made me like the band in the first place. I definitely had that in mind as we made this record. I kept looking for ways to be really honest to who we are as musicians, but take enough chances to push the sound into corners it had never reached into before.”
For more information, go to scifiromance.net