David Rosen

David Rosen

David Rosen


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Composer
Bio
Through 12 years of industry experience, Award-Winning Composer and Producer David Rosen has built a strong reputation for quality, integrity and innate musical talent. Many have applauded the high-quality of David's work, as well as his range and efficiency as a composer.

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, David has worked on a large number of projects since 1999. While his passion expands across a wide span of genres, David is most notably known for his electronic and new age music, which are sometimes infused with hip-hop and rock. He works with clients from all across the globe, and from various backgrounds and industries.

David's extensive portfolio includes film scores, commercials, jingles, corporate tracks, video games and websites - just to name a few. His debut album of instrumental music "Echoes In The Dark" was released in 2013 and included the video "Lights In The Sky" which was accepted into 5 international film festivals and won two awards.

The son of world-famous record collector Rich Rosen, music has been part of David's life since the very beginning. For him, it's not only a profession but a way of life. What began as just a personal hobby quickly transformed into a full-blown obsession that's resulted in a rewarding and ever-evolving career.

David is always looking for new opportunities to grow in his art.
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Expertise
film scoring
Location
Las Vegas, NV

Recent Submissions

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Ryan Whyte

Lovely song and Interesting concept for the video, but I think more could have been done with it. While subtlety is appreciated, the build starts a bit slowly and its only at the end that it fully grabs my attention. Could also use more visual queues to aid the viewer as to where they should be looking at any given moment and 360 fields can often present to many focal points and viewers may miss important action while looking elsewhere. 

Ben Until

It's the first time I enjoy a youtube video in VR.
Music is an excellent accompaniment for the experience because of the gradual build up. Mogwai fans should like it.
It's quite repetitive, but I enjoyed it.
Maybe the drums are a little too acoustic and small for the track and maybe mixed a little too high. As I'm into space electronic music, it can be a biased opinion.
I loved the way the constellations moved with the beat.

Jonathan Good

Thanks for the submission, was unfortunately unable to view it with a VR headset, need to invest in one! The track really complimented the visuals best of luck promoting it.

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"Back Into The Dark" by David Rosen

Victor Salazar

The visuals fit remarkably well  with the music.  The stop motion animation brings a real creepy factor into the music video.  Also, at about the 1:46 mark, the female "chant" that comes in really brings the whole musical piece together.  It gives it a very hypnotic vibe when you hear the faint "chant".  

The only thing that throws me off, in regards to the story, is why the character is going, "Back to the Dark."  Did he lead an evil life?  Was there regrets?  I see the story unfold and I see the dark creature consume the main character and essentially dies, descending into darkness, but I don't see why it would be referred to back in to the dark.  If there was a scene or two showing the character in some shady life dealings, I can see where the title and video would be more fitting.  It would give that needed back story of the main character heading back to that dark place.  A dark place in life reflected in death.

Jonathan Good

Thanks for the submission! Very moody track, could see it being featured in a film score. Best of luck promoting it.

Jennifer McGillan

Well, it's definitely creepy and weird. (I mean that in the best possible way.) Also kind of melancholy. The mummys (all of them, human and play-doh) have sad eyes. The music itself is also beautifully melancholy. I'm sure there is a filmmaker out there somewhere who would love to have this piece for their score.

Leks Maltby

On "Back Into The Dark" by David Rosen, the experimental musician weaves his darkest tapestry to date, a brooding four-minute instrumental composition that delves progressively deeper into Rosen's psyche. It makes for a rewarding listen for fans of Rosen's earlier work, as it illuminates a different side of the artist's muse. Like much of Rosen's work, "Back Into The Dark" unfolds as the song progresses, revealling subsequent layers of depth and texture with every passing movement. By the song's end, white noise feedback bleeds into emptiness, until the organ intro makes one final reprise to end the song as it began.

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Butterfly (Music Video) by David Rosen

Mike Mineo

Ghostly and ominous beginnings cast a cinematic quality on the track, especially combined with the running-motion in the video. Some guitar strums around 00:40 add an elegant quality that's reinforced even more by the spacey synth arps that emerge at 01:16, which are excellently incorporated and give off some very cool 'Stranger Things' vibes. The arp combines well with the ominous synth pad backings, with climatic percussion of sorts signaling in just prior to the two-minute mark. This has a very nicely atmospheric quality and would work wonderfully in cinema, especially in films by the likes of Darren Aronofsky or Nicolas Winding Refn. Thanks for submitting -- will aim to post it on OS in the near future. Also, if you ever need help with PR for this track or others, feel free to send me an email at mike@obscuresound.com -- I can share my rates and success stories upon request. Thanks again for the great submission. -Mike

Liane Chan

Interesting video that for some reason reminded me of Scientology ads, but also maybe Tron. The music wasn't bad, but the track was very brief and ended rather abruptly. Appropriate for the digital age, it seems to symbolize some sort of fusion.

Jonathan Good

Thanks for the submission. All the best with the track, I can see it featuring on a sci-fi film or maybe a video game. It doesn't really fit in with the playlists I create but I'm sure it will do well.

Al Terry

The music gave off a very cool 80s video game vibe, and the video was very pretty and well made.

Tyler Martin

- right from the start visuals make me excited to hear the song
- good production (both music and visuals) 
- love how it tells a story, without any lyrics
- really exciting track, builds perfectly

Leks Maltby

On David Rosen's "Butterfly," the hauntingly beautiful latest single from the prolific artist, fans are treated to three minutes of a spare minor-key piano melody, delicate acoustic guitar strumming, and pulsing synths that feel truly twenty-first century in every respect. The entire song is a crescendo that explodes with the introduction of the synths in the song's second half. Coexisting simultaneously in two worlds, that of acoustic music and electro music respectively, Rosen continues to alter the listener's perspective of what is possible within the broad EDM genre. The overall effect is both cinematic and contemplative, stripping the song of any lyrical narrative to force the listener to focus purely on the music that is being presented to them.

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Peter Smith

Hey!
Another great track. I really like the chill layers with the glitched up beats. Very laid back, but still engaging. Graphics work great. I have no idea how you've done this, and at certain points I think I see a face and other points a human figure (or could be too much caffeine in my system?!). Also, I love the quote you chose for the intro. So true. Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

Ido Paz

The clip is tight I like it' the music is good but something is missing.

mebey because I was looking for the hook that did not come.

I think Berlin can by good for you.

Tyler Martin

- video is very trippy and experimental, fits the music really well (so far). 
- the spacey vibes are making me really mellow
- when it starts to pick-up a bit at 1:25 / new sounds being morphed in, its the perfect amount of build up, very subtly but adds excitement to the track 
- video is just messing with my eyes now, aha! Very trippy. 
- love the ambient "drum-triggers" (think thats what it is, around 2:30)
- i'm am doing work right now, and this makes it very easy to concentrate. 
- I feel like its making me think more, deeper or outside the box. The sounds seem to be opening my mind. 
- you continue to release really groovy well thought-out tracks that keep grabbing my attention. 
- Cannot wait to hear more, I am a fan. 
- continue to experiment with new methods and equipment. 
- Keep sending it my way! Cheers!

Al Terry

Took a long time to get going, but made excellent background music.
Curious to find out if the figure was CGI or if it was a person with the patterns projected onto them.

Jennifer McGillan

Oooh, pretty colors. The song is good too; solid slow build and interesting interplay of musical textures.

Leks Maltby

On this latest ambient remix of David Rosen's "Forgotten," OMYK strips the song down to its bare bones, and subsequently proceeds to rebuild it as if it were a castle made of sand. Delicate and meticulous, the song uses synths sparingly, allowing meandering guitar melodies to round out the mix. While it can all feel rather directionless at times, the synthetic drum machine heartbeat of the song keeps all of the disparate sonic elements held together like robust ligaments. As "Forgotten" hits its stride in the final minute, all of the musical elements fuse into a unified whole, and immediately the light at the end of the tunnel, and indeed the song's true direction is revealed. 

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Gravity (Music Video) by David Rosen

Peter Smith

I really like it, and think that it would also go well as a stage projection. It's not often that we see good captivating videos for instrumental music. I really like the video composition and the neon lighting, which seem to match the rhythm and changes of the music.

Tyler Martin

- comes in very powerful, sounds like its the opening song for an intense action movie like James Bond, or something similar. It sounds like something intense is about to happen. 
- really enjoying the buildup (don't even technically know if it is a build up yet...)
- visuals are very cool, and trippy... triangles, illuminati vibes
- did you make these visuals yourself, they seem to follow the story, or almost tell the story very well 
- what program do you use, your synth sounds, sound quite original
- hypnotic / trance-y synth sounds
- please continue to send new tracks, really enjoy these
- when that higher synth comes in near the end of the song everything feels complete or like its been brought around full circle
- great tune, continue to release new videos and grow your SoundCloud following

Best of luck,
T

Cougar Microbes

Having reviewed David in the past I kind of know what I'm getting into. Once again he's produced a composition that plays on tension. This should be a theme for spy show or a thriller movie because as soon the drums came into play there was that cinematic unease in my house. The keys coming in around the 2m mark only heighten this sense of anticipation and foreboding. 

The visuals are hypnotic and accompany the piece excellenty. I can easily imagine the music being played in some underground club while the visuals are displayed on the wall. 

Another captivating gem from David Rosen

Jennifer McGillan

Solid tune, and the video is soothing.

Black CaesarX

WOW as an artist as well as a musician this work is fantastic. All of the elements both visually and musically kept me me fascinated. In my mind although not having any vocals I could hear where they could be and hear a male voice singing them. Your choice of animated graphics also works well with the title giving the idea of gravity and keep the viewer transfixed. I will definitely place the video up to our website www.iko.haus and the audio on our xstream channel. Great work. 

Leks Maltby

Experimental electronic artists David Rosen doesn't disappoint on his latest offering, "Gravity." A slow burning electronic track, the song begins unassumingly enough, with plucking synth lines, sweeping strings, and a driving synth bass line that is beyond unrelenting. These elements effectively create an immense tension, lulling the listener into an uneasy trance-like state. As the song hits its midpoint, the rhythm section evolves into an entirely new beast all together, with layers upon layers of complexity, including no less than a synthesized flute melody! By the song's end, all that remains are the pulverizing beats and synth bass, driving the song deep into the listener's subconscious.

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Never (Music Video) by David Rosen

Black CaesarX

WOW you did it again. This time the visual story is so well put together, that it goes back to the style of Chaplin where it's so powerful words aren't necessary. The music, although ethereal is so well constructed that it constructs the story in ones mind, conveying the thoughts through notes. The best and only way as an artist I can describe the successful way you have of conveying a message stripped down to the bare essentials so that only pure beauty emerges! 

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Ido Paz

The beginning of the song is a bit long for my taste, the chords of the piano could be more elevated and more powerful .
 The video made in an interesting way with the concept of the child.
The guitar at the end of the song you need to work on it and try to bring more power to the song, I think it is important that music will excite you, now it did not excite me but a little bit more work and you are there.
In a few months I'd be happy to come see your show :)

Tyler Martin

- Great video! it fits with the song really well.
- Very trancy song, the drums sound really strong
- You should compile all your tracks and compile them into an album and release it! 
- Another good way to get attention would be to remix someone elses songs, that really big right now. Are there any artists that you like that you would be interested in remixing their tunes?
- Are your songs up on hype machine? Hype Machine is a good way to get your song out there, especially in this genre of music.
- Best of luck with everything, your on the right track!

Cougar Microbes

Having previously reviewed the video for "If Only Tonight I Could Sleep" it was great to recieve more of your stuff and this video and track don't dissapoint. The visuals are stunning and perfectly matched to the menalcholy the track offers and while there are no lyrics the track manages to remain driving and memorable in an alt cowboy kind of way. Together with the video this is a winning combination. Lastly, the electric guitar outro is perfectly placed in my mind. 

I have just published a post on my blog referencing the previous video I wrote about. Will be happy to feature this one as well. 

Mike Mineo

"Shadows on the Ceiling" is an interesting track that immediately creates a pulsating atmosphere with its forceful percussion, haunting electro vocal choir, and warbly synth/guitar incorporation. The percussion-less interlude around 01:25 ushers in a fragile yet effective piano trickle, a haunting element that lends nicely to the video's visuals of a young girl attempting to escape an unpleasant dream. The guitar solo around 02:41 does the same, injecting further life into the dark yet mysteriously intoxicating atmosphere the arrangement puts forth. This was an enjoyable track with an interesting video accompaniment. No criticisms on my end. Thanks for the submission! -Mike

Andrea Young

I like the ethereal quality to both the video and the music, they match quite well.  And I love the idea of your finding an avenue for your instrumental compositions through film, that's a great vehicle for them.  The 'star' is a beautiful child, and she's captivating, and at the same time, I am not quite engaged enough to watch over and over again.  I have to admit I am more attached to "If Only Tonight I Could Sleep" composition.   Congrats on this being an official selection of the 2015 Nevada Women's Film Festival!  Everything you do will help to expose your music, create your brand, and find more opportunities.  Couldn't find you on Twitter, would suggest that and other social media to assist.  Thanks for your submission, will look forward to hearing more from you!

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Black CaesarX

Going to have to disagree with Jennifer it does have a complete structure and ending as a soundtrack. Nice little bass hook type of mini solo in the middle (being a bass player OF COURSE I"M PARTIAL TO BASSES). No worries on the "Who Ha" your on the right track, great as a meditative driving song and of course in the future I wouldn't mind some over the top Jimi Hendrix type of Guitar licks up in there! On the whole 👊👊👊👊 (︶︿︶)👊👊👊 7 Fists UP #BlackCaesarX Rated

Tyler Martin

- Very "trancy" beginning, really got me feeling the beat. 
- I like how its all very subtle, there is nothing "too over the top"
- I got lost in this
- So many great sounds
- would love to hear another track (Send it to tyler.93.martin@hotmail.com)

Jennifer McGillan

I like it - sounds like the start of an interesting narrative arc. My grumbles are basically "But where is the REST?" and "but how does it END?" and that it sounds incomplete, like there should be more. 

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Leigh Langston

Nice visuals. Creepy but good!

Kelly Walsh

I thought the images were captivating and vivid, a great aside to the music itself. Some of the transitions seemed a bit rushed though. As for the music, it seemed reasonable as a backing track but standing alone didn't bring any emotions to surface - I'd almost describe it as 'safe'. I'd advise going beyond and experimenting with what you have already, the talent is there. I'd really love to hear more

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Solomon Tomer

Music: The composition holds listener attention with subtle variance in timbre and texture. The ending felt a little weak for a single. A longer delay time for the guitar might have helped, but I really wanted to hear a big tom or strong melody resolution to signify the end of the piece. 

Video: While I would listen to the song multiple times in the future, the video did not compel me to view again or share. It is well edited but the images are not captivating for the most part. The silhouette is especially cliche. Consider creating video with original content, even if that means manipulating stock footage to an unrecognizable state. According to YouTube, "100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute". It is crucial that your creations include content that makes them both remarkable and memorable. 

Leks Maltby

A contemplative piano melody delicately balancing atop a heavy trip-hop beat. Slow burning and ever-evolving, this song is a three-and-a-half minute climax in slow motion. The rhythms are precise and intricate, even when the piano meanders as it pleases. The appearance of the synth bass at the 1:30 mark gives the song a menacing quality not found in the first half of the song, but the electric guitar lead is inherently optimistic and constantly pushing into new sonic territory. 

Alan Poyer

David Rosen grabs the attention immediately with the opening bars of this fiery release set in the key of d-minor. 

Driving drum rhythms, instrumental/piano lines, and crystalline production hearken thoughts back to his previous work 'If Only Tonight I Could Sleep' from the debut album 'Echoes In The Dark', yet the attention paid to the high hats gives this piece a feel all it's own.

Comparisons to Benn Jordan (The Flashbulb) and even some of Squarepusher's more melodic work spring to mind, and I'm excited to see where David leads us with his upcoming album  'An Unseen Sky'.

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Al Terry

Sound came across a little loud and distorted in places (perhaps this was intentional).
Video was well edited, and the narrative made sense to me well enough. 

Cougar Microbes

First a few words about the track: dark yet atmospheric and , like the alcohol in the video, ultimately very enticing. 

Regarding the video: As a whole the video is visually and stylistically appealing, shot with great attention to video. The first 20 seconds or so do a fantastic job of setting the scene before the music begins. Furthermore, the musical crescendo is well mirrored by the events in the video and despite the video only having 4+ minutes to make an impression by the end I was rooting for the protagonist. 

I would hold back on revealing the protagonist in the kitchen with a glass of wine as early on as is done (perhaps just allude to it without confirming it) 

The scene with the blonde guy  leaves some questions over whether this is the protagonists son or lover (im inclined to think it is the first but either workds for the narrative of the video). The big finale at the end is well executed with the wine pour. 

Well done and aesthetically pleasing and something I would defintely return to. 

Mike Mineo

David Rosen's "If Only Tonight I Could Sleep" is a touching take on the morbid realities of addiction, accompanied by a well-directed video that captures the track's spirit quite well. The stylistic aim - an emotional vein of dark alternative-pop - nicely fits the nocturnal night setting and feeling of defeat conveyed in the video, too. The scene where the video's lead contemplates opening a bottle of wine is gripping -- conveying how the enormity of a task can vary depending on the individual and their own, potentially harrowing circumstances. It's quite an accomplishment how in just around four minutes I felt like I peered into someone's personal struggle; with that in mind, this is a nice artistic accomplishment that has plenty of promotional appeal. Great work! -Mike

Andrea Young

Great music, great video!  Kept me watching.  The featured actor is fabulous, and I was right there every step of the way throughout the entire song.  The music in itself is powerful and emotionally resonating; the video steps it up even more.  Very well produced too.  Send the mp3 please and I’ll play it on an Aspenbeat radio show and point to the video as well.  This deserves big publicity and viral exposure!  Congratulations and good luck with it! 

Alan Poyer

Wow. For me, the drums are what really make this piece stand out. Especially at 3:20. Well done.

Synths enter at 3:30 to help continue the build. It feels like this is the apex of everything - all the rage and frustration moving to a single point in time. I think a sustained (and possibly rising?) saw-tooth synth may be even more effective there to help build tension.

Overall I really like the atmosphere you've built around this 4-bar phrase. When most tracks attempt this, they lose the listener after the first 90 seconds, but this one holds the mind throughout all four minutes while displaying a mastery of layering and driving intent; hammering its message home with mesmerizing intensity.

I've included some recommendations for people who may like this, and I'll definitely share it out in the future. Thanks again for sharing.