Doc Rhombus is an independent solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who makes music in Minneapolis. His debut album, Long Division, was released 01.21.2021 and is available on all streaming platforms. Long Division examines our fractured society and explores the idea that ignorance breeds division.
Drawing on the haziness of “lo-fi” production, expansive sonic landscapes of experimental pop and rock, and the synth-tinged grooves of chillwave, Doc Rhombus has been writing, recording, and producing music since 2018. Before moving to Minneapolis in 2020, Doc Rhombus was a songwriter and guitarist living on Chicago's near west side and, before that, the Rogers Park neighborhood.
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"Music to discover this week comprises six tracks, including entries from Grammy nominees and two notable cover tunes. Plus, we've got a pick for you from Doc Rhombus, an artist who entered the local music scene just this past year... He released his debut full length album, Long Division, in January 2021, which acts as an examination of fractured society and the idea that ignorance breeds division. Throughout the album, Doc incorporates expansive sonic landscapes, catchy synth-filled grooves, and a generally sunshine-y and relaxing sound which nicely contrasts the album's more tricky subject matter."
"There’s an evocative, soundtrack quality to his music. It’s lo-fi with so many interesting instruments. Even without the lyrics, the music is moving. The album starts with a light touch in Escape and leads to crescendo of The Upheaval. There’s a whistle here, a bell there, sudden harmony of vocals that appear on the sonic landscape. And every bell and whistle is intentional. Doc Rhombus does everything on the album. As he said – “everything is a deliberate decision made by me.”
Interview & Review:
"Doc Rhombus is, for me, a great discovery and this so early in this year 2021. I played 2 songs to the person who will revise this text and he also immediately fell in love after listening to its 2 songs. If he continues to deliver such polished productions, it is clear that he has a bright future ahead and it is a safe bet that some people will discover this album in 10 or 15 years and wonder where they were in 2021? If you have the chance to listen to him and share this discovery with others, I strongly encourage you to do so."
"Doc Rhombus' debut album Long Division is here and it's the epitome of musical excellence.... With soul-stirring songs like, "Still Wanna Believe", "The Upheaval" and "Fine Line" (my favorite) on the album, it's no wonder Long Division is getting airplay and rave reviews in the US and UK. Available now on all streaming platforms!"
"Clocking in at just over half an hour "Long Division" is a concise and compact modern gem. Straight at you with a gentle cascade of modern honkytonk keys and precise percussion this debut album is superb: the real deal. The mix and broad variety of tone and colour is terrifically rich."
KCMP, RTR FM (Australia),
WKNC, KSPC, KMNO, KTUH,
STAR (UK), KSDT, KVSC,
KFAI, WYXR, WRDL, WFNU,
KUMM, KMSC, Hive Radio (UK),
KTRM, Radio Reverb (UK),
Radio TFSC, WKUF, WHSK,
Amazing Radio (UK), WFNP,
KRAC (CAN), Lake Effect Radio,
and others spinning Long Division!
KVSC - NACC Top 30
(Week of 4/6/2021)
(Week of 3/25/2021)
(Week of 3/16/2021)
The Current (KCMP) - "Music You Should Know"
(Week of 3/11/2021)
Muzooka U.S. Radio Charts
(Week of 4/7/2021)
(Week of 3/24/2021)
(Week of 3/17/2021)
KMSC Dragon Radio - "Top Add"
(Week of 3/2/2021)
Doc Rhombus hopes to play live shows in the Twin Cities in 2021 and is planning several virtual shows to promote Long Division.
In addition to promoting his new album, Doc Rhombus is currently collaborating with television producers in Honduras to create a soundtrack for a TV thriller drama series, "Enigmas." Check out @enigmashn on social media.
Doc Rhombus' debut project, The Condition, was released in 2019 and is available via CD and on Bandcamp. A remastered version will be available on all platforms in late 2021. Several singles on The Condition received airplay on radio stations in the U.S. and South Africa.
In fall 2019, NPR station WNIJ in Illinois featured The Condition on its independent music program, and in early 2020, RMR radio in South Africa, the country's first independent student-run radio station, featured Doc Rhombus on its indie music showcase.
Doc Rhombus is influenced by Beck, Air, Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Wilco, Clairo, Massive Attack, Danger Mouse, St. Vincent, MorMor, Helado Negro, Damon Albarn, Amen Dunes, The National, and Anderson .Paak, among others.