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Rick Roman and The Synthetic Music Machine
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I like the music of the late 60's and early 70's. To me they were times of creativity when it came to guitar playing and arrangements with different instruments
Classic Rock meets Praise and Worship/ Pop/ Progressive/ Retro - Recorded at Roman Recordings ( that little home studio ) these songs are creative and different. If you enjoy creative rock, these songs are for you. If you love the word of God, these songs are also for you. May the Lord bless you as you listen.
Band/artist history
Rick started playing guitar when he was about sixteen, around 1966. Back then it always seemed he was playing in some band playing at schools and parties. Then he went to Chicago to go to college and joined a brass band, that was cool. Then he came home got married and still played music, only now his ambition was to make it big somehow. That was in 1968. He was playing in allot of different bands and playing allot of different places, it seemed like each band lasted about 8 or 9 months then he was in another one. Then Rick met Paul a drummer who had the same ambition as he, they hit it off pretty good and they found Berry a bass player and called themselves" AD ". They began to tape their music and write songs as they gave it their all. At that time Rick started drinking and smoking allot of weed, yes this was back in 1971. By the time 1972 came, all their hopes and dreams just came to and end. Rick found himself becoming spiritually hungry, his life was falling apart because he was always high. Rick had some friends who were heavy into drugs and they were all of a sudden carrying bibles and talking about Jesus. Rick always thought he had an open mind about things, so he would listen to what they had to say. One of them told him to go home and start reading the Gospel of John, just pray and ask God to show Himself to you. Well, to Rick's surprise God began to speak to him thru the bible and to make a long story short, Rick gave himself to Jesus Christ. (1972) Then Rick's music totally changed and he was no longer drinking and smoking weed. Jesus began cleaning up his life with His power. He was still playing Rock but it was about the true Rock which is Christ. He joined a band called " Harvest " a local group and played with them from 1973 to about 1976 playing and giving testimony. Then the Lord told him to lay it down for a while, so he sold all of his equipment. Then somebody gave him an acoustic guitar and he used it to write songs. Then in 1988 he built a little home studio with his son Rick Jr. Rick felt a green light from the Lord. The first CD " Let God Arise " under the name of Raw Dog was born. Two other brothers Bernie Hahn and Robert Schwartz joined Rick after the first CD. During this time the band "Raw Dog" which is now called "Christian Raw Dog" was the three and it was healing therapy for Rick. Rick felt a green light from the Lord and the three put out three more CD's and the fellowship was great. Those days lasted until 1996 when things and circumstances changed for the three and they went there separate ways. Then Rick started a new project and called it "Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine ". Rick just felt it was more true to what was happening in his life at that point in time because he was by himself and he had his keyboard. His first CD " Journey To The Son " and his second "Plateaus Of Praise".....is completed and these songs are a reflection of that. May the Lord bless you as you listen. There is a new CD in the works called "Come As You Are".....and we are uploading some cuts as they become available.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Rick has played in the past with different groups. All kinds of places. Yes, there has been special moments, always when God moves in special ways. But now it just seems like the Lord just has me in my little studio just playing the songs I sense in my spirit to do. Then I send them out to see if there is any reaction to them. Many special moments in the studio with the Lord.
Your musical influences
Rick likes Phil Keaggy and in the past he was into Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Grand Funk and Led Zeppelin, Chicago and others. But now, he is changing allot to just play how he feels inspired by the Holy Spirit. He would say Classic Rock meets praise and worship.
What equipment do you use?
Korg X3 keyboard Fender Bullet Bass Yamaha acoustic 12 string Fostex FD-8 Digital Multitracker Marantz CD Recorder Hey what ever I can get my hands on.......
Anything else?
Roman Recordings - Our Purpose To glorify the Lord and His Word in our music. Music was created by the Lord for His Word and His Word fits perfectly into it. If you like what you hear and you want to continue on your musical journey with us, go to: Roman Recordings to see all the links were are music can be downloaded free. http://www.romanrecordings.webs.com For free downloads of Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine go to: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=266605 For free downloads of Christian Raw Dog go to: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=301596 If you would like a free CD of our latest stuff just email us back with an address to send it to and we will send you out a copy. No strings attached. It always sounds better on CD. Other links to download our music, Copy and Paste Rick Roman & The Synthetic Music Machine http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=80682366 http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=476155&t=3325 http://www.christianrocker.com/members/1116/audio.php http://www.last.fm/music/Rick%2BRoman%2B%2526%2BThe%2BSynthetic%2BMusic%2BMachine http://music.mp3lizard.com/rrandsmm/ http://www.songplanet.net/Rick_Roman_26_The_Synthetic_Music_Machine/ Christian Raw Dog http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=80682366 http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=477876&T=9419 http://www.last.fm/music/Christian+Raw+Dog http://music.mp3lizard.com/crawdog/ http://christianrocker.com/Christian_Raw_Dog/ Harvest 1974 (Early Jesus Rock Band) http://www.last.fm/music/Harvest+1974 http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?songs=582087&t=3188 http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=675294
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