Mr. Roswell’s Neighborhood is the solo electronic music project of artist/individual Aaron Elliott. Born in Frankfurt, Germany; Aaron is the 2nd oldest of 5 siblings born to parents who were also musicians while enlisted in the U.S military. Typical of the army brat lifestyle, the artist grew up in a variety of places including Hawaii, Colorado, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania among others. In addition to creating music and painting, Aaron Elliott attended Arizona State University where they obtained a Master of Science in Psychology, and has been working full time as a mid level admin. in Baltimore’s behavioral health system for the last several years.
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
On/Off roughly 16 years.
What genre would you consider your music to be?
I generally consider my music to be in the genre of Electronic which I realize is not very specific, but I tend to draw inspiration from and incorporate a number of different genre’s and subgenres. Anytime I hear my own music, I have a hard time saying “this sounds like EDM” or whatever, so I typically just stick with Electronic and let individuals decide what it sounds like.
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I’m attracted to the idea of making something that outlives me but can still exist in the world and have a net positive impact in the lives of others.
What are your biggest musical influences?
Honestly too many to name, but a few of the biggest influences for me musically and the music I keep coming back to are Skinny Puppy (and any associated SubCom projects), Pink Floyd, The Sound, and Chemlab.
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’m independent, not currently on any labels.
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Balancing creativity with professionalism and trying to maintain creativity with personal/professional obligations as well as the obligations of being an independent artist.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
The official releases right now include 2 albums and 22 tracks in total, but I have alot of freebies and older material floating around in various places
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
For those familiar with the previous release “Proof of Concept” or some of my older material, this is a departure in that it’s more vibey/groovy and laid back with subtle shifts of melancholy undertones. I’ll also mention that it was designed as a concept album outlining the creative process and how this often gets distorted in Western culture and used in extreme cases to manipulate others.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
At this time I’m still finalizing a substantial amount of older material I have while balancing this with some newer material and trying to work out the best way to arrange, organize, and distribute everything outside of my day job. This will inevitably mean more music and full length albums in the near future but I can’t say exactly when at this time.