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In Real Time

Chris Koza

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Rogue Valley frontman Chris Koza has completed a new solo album titled In Real Time; a twelve-song collection confronting the perception of time, the oasis of the in-between, and the allure of the ocean. The Portland-raised, Minnesota-based singer-songwriter has consistently produced and released music over the past decade. Koza's songs are being heard on television and radio broadcasts all across the world. Most recently, Koza's song The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller's film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and also included on the soundtrack.

In Real Time was written and recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota between stretches on the road. The album finds Koza returning to the pop songwriting roots he established in his pre-Rogue Valley work such as Patterns (2006) and The Dark Delirious Morning (2008). In Real Time pits the time traveler against his younger self, face-to-face in a vacant parking lot on the edge of town. It is classic Americana re-imagined through the lens of a jukebox aficionado; a cagey swirl of rhythms, textures, and lyrics that depict the grass coming up through the cracks in the pavement, reaching for the sun. credits released 28 October 2014

Mixing: Brett Bullion Mastering: Huntly Miller Additional Production and Programming: Paul Marino Produced by: Chris Koza All Songs and Lyrics by Chris Koza (c) Little Radios (ASCAP)

Initial live tracking and strings performed at The Pearl Recording Studio by Zach Hollander. Overdubs and vocals tracked at Little Radios by Chris Koza and Paul Marino. Piano on “Prism” recorded by Kevin Bowe at Okemah Studio. During the first string overdub session (for Electric Tide, In Real Time, and Prism) The Laurels String Quartet was comprised of: Josh Misner (first violin), Jesse Peterson (second violin), Erica Burton (viola), and Ben Rosenbush (cello). The second session (Radio Wave) featured Colleen Bertsch (first violin), Jesse Peterson (second violin), Erica Burton (viola), and Dan Lawonn (cello).

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  1. 1 A Marble In a Wooden Maze 03:34 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Be Wild 03:16 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Electric Tide 03:26 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Wishing Well 03:08 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Mountain 03:13 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Handful of Glass 03:10 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Drown 03:03 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Radio Wave 04:08 Lyrics
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  9. 9 The Healer 04:09 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Ponderosa Pine 03:46 Lyrics
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  11. 11 In Real Time 03:50 Lyrics
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  12. 12 Prism 03:40 Lyrics
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Beyond The Divide

Chris Koza

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In the spirit of Brad Barr, Explosions in the Sky, Helios, and other pop-instrumentalists, the Beyond The Divide Film Soundtrack album is a delightful listen either under intense headphones scrutiny or as background textures drifting throughout the day. But I would be all the more grateful if you would have a listen and decide for yourself.

The album is packaged in a full-color matte-finish eco-wallet, incorporating photography from the film and lyrics. The design elements can be seen below. Full artwork will be added once the albums arrive from the manufacturer.

Beyond The Divide is a documentary film directed and produced by Jan Selby. Chris Koza composed the original score for the film, which was edited by Bill Kersey. The film premiered at DocUtah and is continuing to elicit powerful emotional responses from viewers all over the world.

The music begins with simple meditative guitar melodies and rhythms and slowly blossoms through a hybrid of woodsy and synthetic textures.

The title track on the album is the only song with vocals, where Koza channels his best mellow-mountaintop voice to carefully drift among the crags and crevices of a complicated and revealing facade. credits released 11 November 2014

all songs written and performed by Chris Koza drums and percussion by Alex Young mixed by Lance Conrad mastered by Rob Schlette

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  1. 1 Nine Pieces 02:37
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  2. 2 Missoula 01:40
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  3. 3 Still 03:00
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  4. 4 Roving Clouds 03:32
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  5. 5 Swaying Trees 02:28
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  6. 6 Reverse Death 02:55
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  7. 7 Open Window 03:26
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  8. 8 The Way It Really Happened 03:36
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  9. 9 Gift 03:28
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  10. 10 Paying Forward 03:00
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  11. 11 Recognition 02:29
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  12. 12 Beyond The Divide 03:39 Lyrics
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Live at the Pearl

Chris Koza

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This album features live solo-acoustic performances of songs that Koza is in the midst of tracking for his next studio full-length album, due out in 2014. These songs are staples of Koza's solo acoustic set and performed extensively while touring with Stephen Kellogg, Tift Merritt, Brandi Carlile and others. credits released 14 May 2013

Recorded at the Pearl Recording Studio in NE. Minneapolis on April 17th, 2013 by Zach Hollander. Mixed by Chris Koza and Paul Marino at Little Radios. Mastered by Paul Marino at Xeojax

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  1. 1 Be Wild (Live at The Pearl) 03:14
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  2. 2 Lost Enough (Live at The Pearl) 02:58
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  3. 3 Handful of Glass (Live at The Pearl) 02:59
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  4. 4 The Healer (Live at The Pearl) 03:21
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  5. 5 Ponderosa Pine (Live at The Pearl) 03:24
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  6. 6 Steve Austin Interlude (Live at The Pearl) 00:24
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  7. 7 Don't Think Twice It's All Right (Live at The Pearl) 03:49 Info
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  8. 8 Last Tuesday (Live at The Pearl) 02:10
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  9. 9 Hounds Interlude (Live at The Pearl) 00:10
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The Dark, Delirious Morning

Chris Koza

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The Dark, Delirious Morning

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released 08 June 2008

Engineered by: Paul Marino and Joseph Logsdon Mixed by: Paul Marino and Chris Koza Mastered by: Bruce Templeton for Magneto Mastering (c) 2008 Chris Koza, ASCAP Little Radios tags

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  1. 1 The Dark Delirious Morning 03:38 Lyrics
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  2. 2 With or Without 03:59 Lyrics
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  3. 3 The Avalon 02:51 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Shallow Seas 04:38 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Adjust 03:48 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Pilot Light 04:56 Lyrics
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  7. 7 If You Carry Me 02:37 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Straight To Video 03:03 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Belmont Stakes 03:05 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Scorpion Honey 04:00 Lyrics Free
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  11. 11 Salt 04:26 Lyrics
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  12. 12 Over the Clouds Under the Weather 03:34 Lyrics
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A Friend of a Friend

Chris Koza

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released 21 October 2006

Compiled from a couple different sessions: "Foothills" engineered by Joseph Logsdon in Nashville, TN; Mixed by Joseph Logsdon in Nashville, TN "July" engineered by Paul Marino and Joseph Logsdon in Cannon Falls, MN; Mixed by Joseph Logsdon in Nashville, TN "After Work in Early October", "Morning Moon", "Slow Learner", and "Redwood Skyline" Engineered and mixed by Chris Koza in Minneapolis, MN Mastered by Bruce Templeton for Magneto Mastering (c) 2006 Chris Koza, ASCAP Little Radios

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  1. 1 After Work (In Early October) 01:54 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Morning Moon 03:40 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Slow Learner 04:06 Lyrics
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  4. 4 July 03:39 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Redwood Skyline 04:00 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Foothills 02:39 Lyrics
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Patterns

Chris Koza

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Patterns

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  1. 1 Midnight Rose 04:16 Lyrics
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  2. 2 A View From a Pier 03:45 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Candle in the Dark 03:35 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Goldmine 04:43 Lyrics
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  5. 5 A Twist of Frayed Ends 03:41 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Look Left Look Right 03:49 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Fear of Mimes 02:37 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Family Gun 03:51 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Patterns 04:10 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Jellyfish 02:29 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Divine Andromedary 04:05 Lyrics
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  12. 12 The Departed 02:45 Lyrics
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Exit Pesce

Chris Koza

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released 15 October 2004

Engineered and mixed by: Chris Koza Additional engineering by: Adam Lazlo Mastered by: Tom Herbers (c) 2004 Chris Koza, ASCAP Little Radios

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  1. 1 Chicago Avenue 04:08 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Civil War Letters 02:37 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Tired Eyes 03:24 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Trip to Poughkeepsie 03:09 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Exit Pesce 03:45 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Winning The Lottery 03:43 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Pheasants 03:16 Lyrics
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  8. 8 South South Dakota 05:16 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Brighter Day 01:27 Lyrics
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In addition to releasing music eponymously, Chris is also the songwriter and bandleader for Rogue Valley, a Minneapolis-based ensemble that continues to create and perform new music.

Go here to listen and find out more about Rogue Valley.