Rookley – Run (Spotify)

“Its like running through a hallway filled with robots in a dream full of vivid colors. They have a beat to transfer to us on this journey. Its technology and its alive showing us its true underground flavors. ”

"Run" is the first Single of Rookley's debut LP "Playground" which is going to be released over the Berlin Label AIMEND in Spring 2022.


The sound aesthetics of 'Playground' wants to restore Rookley’s dimension, made of dark, isolated environments, which echo his inner world. Where introspection is combined with the anger and anxiety of those who do not feel at ease in the here and now. Victim and executioner of an imprint made of dissatisfaction and the constant search for a peace that does not come. In the darkness and the discomfort, there is tension and, at the same time, warm abandonment, reassurance. The care for sounds and evoked emotions is the result of research aimed at achieving the exact representation of visceral, intimate, and extremely sincere sensations. There are no filters, everything is authentic, exposed living flesh, made up of significant experiences, alienation, nostalgia for an unwritten future. The language is personal and hermetic, but never encrypted.

The record is beautifully mixed by the renowned mixing Engineer Fransessco Dornadello (Thom York, Modeselektor, Chernobyl Soundtrack, Mouse on Mars, Johan Johannson).

Reviewed by Nagamag on February 16, 2022