Released June 7, 2016
Total Flower Chaos "Roses"
When I took up songwriting in 2004, I used the acoustic guitar as my main tool for writing songs. I began playing out solo, then formed the acoustic group Scupanon. My previous CD releases have been mostly acoustic. So most people think of me as a singer-songwriter, or folk musician. And while that will always be part of my identity, the truth is, I've always been more of a rocker as a folkie. Roses, and my February 2016 release Word, are first steps in correcting the imbalance.
I adopted the band name Total Flower Chaos for my rock personality. The debut CD, Roses, consists of 5 instrumental rock songs. The style reflects the different genres of rock music that have influenced me, ranging from hard rock/metal to Sonic Youth to The Cure and others.
I am now forming a band around the Total Flower Chaos idea, and hopefully we'll begin gigging in Colorado before too long. My plan is for Roses will be the first in a series of Total Flower Chaos CDs.
I hope you'll take a few minutes to smell the Roses.
--Rob Roper June 6, 2016