"I could go on & write a bunch of blah blah blah, about me but the truth would probably just bore you to death... I say let the music speak for itself. But if someone wants something more, then let me just freakin make something up" -Torrey Desmond Rogers
Torrey was born in the month of June at the strike of midnight… born in the very moment of the eve/beginning of the summer solstice. The year was 1972… and in that very moment of birth, was an incredible, 360 degree illuminating & thunderous lightning storm blazing across the sky.
From his very first breath of air, Torrey claims he knew his purpose…His purpose was to explore, discover & record majestic music. The path of destiny was set, however it was not a path that had been laid out before…This journey would be one he would have to take alone… an amazing journey that would take him into a mysterious uncharted forest…a forest known only in ancient scrolls as the forest of “Taboo”. This forest was said to be dark…however the legend says that once one entered this dark forest, only then could they see the light. The eye would be opened to the light of truth…in that moment, one would decide to take one of two paths…continue on this path of light, or trace & follow your steps back out of the forest into the dark.
There, on the cross roads, at the young age of 13, Torrey made the decision to enter this realm…a realm of “thick mysterium” that once entered, Torrey knew he could never fully return. This pathway was not printed on any map…it only manifests in the mind. Far away from home this path begins as one travels deeper...never knowing but one step ahead each time.
The Ravens of the forest watched in earnest as Torrey entered the forest… with each Raven singing a unique Ka & Willow as his steps progressed. The Ravens began to blend their song with each of his footsteps, forming a wondrous harmonic convergence of sound & melody. This melody downloaded intel into the mind of Torrey which intern revealed the sonic architecture that the skin of his music forms upon… Audio Sculpture is born…this intern generates the mythical metaphor that “IS” the energy that is captured in the “Now” moment… that is then ever so delicately recorded in space & time. This audio energy of illumination is the sum result of the journey of the “Now”.
Each new song captures this energy in a figurative bottle…a moment wrapped in ambient emotion to behold…a living organic elixir in the form of song is served to the listener for their consumption…when ingested, it provides a soul to soul connection between artist & observer…a connection that provides the listener the ability to discover & see the pathway to the dark forest of “Taboo”…a journey for the minds eye. A journey that reveals everything & nothing.
When one of Torreys songs is played, a dimensional doorway opens that beckons the listener to journey into their own unique path…a wondrous continuum is forged for all creatives to individually discover their own pathway of mythic journey & inspiration.
I now pass this baton on to you…It is now up to you to accept this joyful task of being a creative…a task that calls out to you to record & share your discoveries along the way ;)