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"Some people act like stars. Some people see stars. But Rllrbll I think might actually be stars — the galactic kind, giant nuclear fusion engines firing atoms & light across the vacuum of the universe. Right now, of course, the five members of Rllrbll are trapped in human form, mere dying bones, blood, & brain cells. Yet there are moments during every Rllrbll album when it seems like they cease to exist. They have transcended gravity, time, space. They have become energy."
~ John Graham, Williamette Week

A brief introduction to Rllrbll (formerly Rollerball)

In a recent show preview, one Portland music critic wrote, "Which Rllrbll will show up?" It was an acknowledgement of Rllrbll's voracious creative appetite. They write smoky, dark, post-cabaret songs with accordian and dueling male-female vocal harmonies; blat out gnarled jazz-damaged improvisations with reeds, brass, shakers, and wild-eyed drumming; make you ache with melodic bass-and-piano-driven drifters; and get you up with skronking noise-beat laced with samples. They are always exploring, they fairly teeter into chaos, but their strong personalities always ensure that they are not too scattered. A certain "rllrbllness" always pervades.

Rllrbll continue to sharpen their unique musical vision with the release of their third Silber cd titled Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause. On their 11th album, Rllrbll continue pushing the boundaries between song and sound, free and structured, light and darkness. Utilizing every sonic knife in the aural scabbard, Rllrbll grafts organic song structure to analog jazz and digital noise.  Experimenting. Collaborating. Making beautiful power music that creates emotion and energy. This time along for the ride, Rllrbll packs it's horn section with tuba guru Ben Wright, Italian sax stallion Jacopo Andreini, and Dang Head's Jamie Smith and Dylan Hinkley, and once again Ovo lends Rllrbll their really scary vocal and drum talents. Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause has all the elements that make a Rllrbll album so original, the catchy pop songs with tints of goth, the jazz maelstroms & the ambient whimpers.

Altogether, over the past decade Rllrbll has released 10 full-lengths, over a dozen EPs and singles, not to mention the compilations. They have also recorded releases for Roadcone, San Francisco's Cochon Records, Italian labels Wallace and Bar La Muerte, along with their own Portland, OR-based Nillacat and Felina y Magia. They have toured the western US regularly and have been to Europe twice. Most of the members reside at the Ranch Rllrbll and Salon where the group record, practice, and dine.

Rllrbll's Silber debut, Real Hair was released in late 2003, followed by Behind the Barber in June 2004, & more recently Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause & its associated Companion EPs in 2005.  They have since been working with the Italian label Wallace Records, North Pole Records, & their own Nillacat along with Silber to bring out all the beautiful sounds they have to offer.
 

Rllrbll Discography
Rllrbll - 4 Corners Rllrbll - 4 Corners
MP3 Album 2013 | Silber 148
10 tracks, 40 minutes
$5 download
They know no boundaries and everything goes. Lots of fun.
~ Yair Yona, Small Town Romance

The mighty Rllrbll returns with an album of genre gliding trip hoppy post jazz.  Listen in for the happening grooves.

: Listen to the track Iggy
: Press Release
: Reviews

Rllrbll - The White Biscuit Rllrbll - The White Biscuit
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 130
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
The mighty Rllrbll returns with five minutes of experimental jazz groove more powerful than most bands' albums.

: Listen to the track Speechless
: Press Release
: Reviews
Rllrbll - Murwa Mbwa RllrbllMurwa Mbwa
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 109
5 track, 30 minutes
download zip filestream on Silber
A collection of out takes to prepare you for the release of Rllrbll's epic album for the year of our destruction 2012.

: Listen to the track wah kitty
: Press Release
: Reviews

Rllrbll - The Beefer The Beefer
MP3 EP 2011 | Voices Green And Purple
3 tracks, 3 minutes

Stream or download here.

Rllrbll - Two Feathers Two Feathers
CD/DVD Album 2009 | North Pole Records
11 tracks, 60 minutes

Order from our good friends at North Pole Records.

rllrbll - traviste The Traviste of Paintwo Feathers
CD-R Album 2009 | HYSM009
9 tracks, 35 minutes
Ahura
CD Album 2008 | Wallace 
15 tracks, 47 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
Ahura finds the band sounding its most distilled, focused, and accessible.
~ Willamette Week
Rollerball 
CD Album 2007 | Wallace 
10 tracks, 42 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
All music that transcends time & culture while at the same time treading over new sonic territories is well worth a listen in my book, & it’s hard to think of anyone doing just that more than Rllrbll.
~ Mats Gustafson, The Broken Face

Rllrbll continues their genre blowing fusion of jazz, post rock, & explosive experimentations.


Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause
CD Album 2005 | Silber 037
15 tracks, 45 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~105 megs))
: Listen to the track Erzulie
: Press Release
: Reviews
Companion 3 (The Thief on the Right)
MP3 EP 2005 | Silber 042c
5 tracks, 19 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Companion 2 (The Woman at the Well)
MP3 EP 2005 | Silber 042B
5 tracks, 10 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Companion 1 (The Good Samaritan)
MP3 EP 2005 | Silber 042A
5 tracks, 12 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Behind the Barber
CD Album 2004 | Silber 033
11 tracks, 52 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~94 megs))
: Listen to the track Chi Town Cub
: Press Release
: Reviews

Real Hair
CD Album 2003 | Silber 028
8 tracks, 42 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~76 megs))
: Listen to the track Girls Hugging Trees
: Press Release
: Reviews

rllrbll-kboo Live KBOO
CD-R Album 2003 | Nillacat 022
12 tracks, 52 minutes
Rllrbll/Ovo
my first cowboy
CD Split 2002 | BarLaMuerte 019
17 tracks, 47 minutes
$8 ($14 international)

Long Walk for Ice Cream
CD  Album 2002 | Cochon 08
13 tracks, 54 minutes 
PORKY PUPPET
CD  Album 2001 | Wallace 023
18 tracks, 70 minutes 
Trail of the Butter Yeti
CD Album 2001 | Roadcone 030
11 tracks, 46 minutes

Rllrbll: Bathing Music RllrbllBathing Music
MP3 Album 2000 (2014 re-issue) | Silber 159
9 tracks, 43 minutes
$5 download
Bathing Music is an eerie combination of jazz, electronic, hip hop, & noise music.
~ Erin Hucke, Pop Matters

Re-issue of Rllrbll's out of print classic Bathing Music.

: Listen to the track Wyoming
: Press Release
: Reviews

rllrbll - during sleep during sleep
CD  Album 2000 | Nillacat 007
14 tracks, ? minutes
einaugige kirsche
CD  Album 1999 | Felina Y Magia 0i
3 tracks, 35 minutes
$12

rllrbll - zapatos Zapatos
Vinyl 10" EP 2000 | Cochon 002
5 tracks, ? minutes 

rllrbll - travels with steam Travels With Steam - Sam
Vinyl 7" EP 2000 | Cochon 003
4 tracks, ? minutes

We Owned Lions
Vinyl Album 1998 | Pacific Wonderland
rllrbll - danghead The Rollerball featuring Danghead
Split 7" 1998 | Jalopy Grotto 008
1 tracks, ? minutes

The Rollerball Group The Rollerball Group
Split 7" 1998 | Nillacat
2 tracks, ? minutes

Schizherue 
one-sided Vinyl 12" EP 1997 | Jalopy Grotto
Garlic 
CD Album 1997 | Resistor
Rollerball. Rollerball.
Split 7" 1997 | Resistor 01
1 tracks, ? minutes

rllrbll - apples-galaxy Apples/Galaxy
 7" 1996 | Slo Mo 01
2 tracks, ? minutes

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