• LSE035
  • LP
  • $29.99

the musical alias of Lou Rogai, his voice and vision resonating through lush and brooding long form art-pop / avant-folk compositions that have become his signature sound. For close to a decade, Lewis & Clarke has steadily and quietly built a devout following by releasing several acclaimed recordings while skirting mainstream currents. Rogai's slow-burning process is as much of a mission statement as an authentic stance in a corporate age. He makes music as an antidote, an unaffected experience. The moniker itself references the fellowship and correspondence between C. S. Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke rather than the 19th century explorers. In the same way, Lewis & Clarke songs tend to shift depth-of-field as unexpected layers of sound and lyrics unfold. Rogai has a strong history of collaborating with a wide scope of artists, having contributed arrangements and performances on Leave Ruin the debut LP by Strand of Oaks, as well as the Two Suns album by Bat For Lashes. Most recently, Rogai scored The Wreck, a short which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The highly anticipated new Lewis & Clarke album is called Triumvirate, a double LP consisting of 75 minutes of music to be released in September 2014 on La SociÃ(C)tÃ(C) ExpÃ(C)ditionnaire, the record label founded by Rogai to help expose the wild and fragile music of colleagues and friends. Rogai lives and works in the