Bess Rogers – Decisions Based On Information

Bess Rogers – Decisions Based On Information

By Alex Teitz

            Brooklyn based Bess Rogers is an artist you’ve probably heard and never known it. She has played guitar with Jenny Owens Young, and Ingrid Michaelson and with The Age of Rockets. On Decisions she is joined by Dan Romer (bass, organ, synth and assortment of other instruments), Adam Christgau (drums), and a number of others bringing in violin, banjo, french horn, upright bass, etc…
Decisions Based On Information is an arrangement driven pop album with a subtle flair that is extremely addictive. Rogers’ style evokes comparisons to Ingrid Michaelson and Lisa Loeb. The vocals are light and airy with songs that brush the senses. “Undone” is hook filled and fun. “Sunday” grabs you from the first second and races you with it. It is a song that becomes a carnival as it progresses. “Only One” is a ballad and lullaby wrapped in Rogers’ melody. Each song is well thought out and put together in tone and arrangement. That is not to downplay Rogers’ ability. These are fun songs in a quick intelligent album. This is Rogers’ first album and it sounds like a second or third release. Pick up Decisions Based On Information so you can say “I knew her when…” because Rogers will be famous. For more information visit www.bessrogers.com and www.myspace.com/bessrogers

 

May 1st, 2008