0039: Dean Rivers – Anhedonia (2021)

Definition of an·​he·​do·​niaA psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts.

It was six years ago as I sat in the darkness of the Texas hill country. Santa Rosa Records was merely a fantastic dream in my head. I knew not how or when, but felt that it had to be done. So I opened my heart, and here we are six years later with yet another beautiful release sitting upon the table.

On this day, July 28th, in the year 2021, Dean Rivers released his debut EP Anhedonia on the independent label, Santa Rosa Records.

The prodigious project is a throwback to those now dead and gone, yet intertwines a new and fresh sonic vibration. A vibration dripping with elements of psychedelia, rock and roll, and avant-garde experimentalism.

The five track EP is a nostalgic slow dance through the bizarre fabric of our universe.

No matter how hard the journey becomes, or how far the path takes you, just remember that there is and always will be beauty in this world. And artists like Dean are living proof of this overarching universal truth. Now, strap in, and prepare yourself for a trip of lifetime. There will be turbulence ahead.

Anhedonia is now available everywhere music is distributed. Stream it today on YouTube or iTunes. And be sure to give Dean a follow on Spotify.

“I wasted all my life, just to sit in front of you.” – Streams of Consciousness, Dean Rivers

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Jesse Gilmore

Jesse Gilmore is the founder, editor, and in-house producer at Santa Rosa Records.

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