The 2016 follow up album to the Seasons project is radiate/dissolve. Three years in the making, the approach to this album's conception and execution was the polar opposite of Rogue Valley’s four-album sprint — slow, steady, and purposefully unhurried.
Songwriter and frontman Chris Koza introduced new songs to the band slowly, and the group luxuriated in a deliberate, leisurely process with no deadlines, developing the songs more collaboratively in between touring. The new album reflects the years of steady performing and the musical bonds developed within the group. A dustier sound permeates the album’s themes of transition and purgatorial spaces, with subtle horns and synth textures weaving throughout Rogue Valley's propulsive drumming, woodsy guitars, and lush vocal harmonies. Keyboardist/vocalist Linnea Mohn sees an expanded role taking lead vocal on three tracks.
Rogue Valley’s sound has always been described as cinematic, and radiate/dissolve turns the wheel hard in that same direction, stepping on the gas and kicking up the desert dust of the American west. By turns upbeat and energetic, dark and brooding, deeply stirring and tossed-off fun, radiate/dissolve reflects Rogue Valley's sound and energy in an honest fashion, picking up where the Seasons albums left off and turning a new page in an exciting story.
PRE-ORDER radiate/dissolve →