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California Sounds: New music from Lawrence Rothman, Kelela and Peter Case

California Sounds: New music from Lawrence Rothman, Kelela and Peter Case

Lawrence Rothman, “The Book of Law” (Downtown). The gender-fluid artist’s debut album introduces not only one new voice, but eight others.

As presented in a video by noted director and photographer Floria Sigismondi, Rothman inhabits what are described in pre-release notes as “nine physical and emotional alters of Lawrence,” each of which comprises one aspect of Rothman’s personality. Their names include Orion, Truman, Hooky, Elizabeth and Christopher. (Rothman’s representative requested that the pronouns they/their/them “if at all possible” be used when discussing the artist.)

Originally from St. Louis, Rothman relocated to...

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