The Roswell Incident transports the listener on a journey of sound exploration through Hang drum rhythms. Solo and layered Hang pieces weave through myriad moods ranging from simple and elegant to complex Tabla-like polyrhythms. Other songs employ additional instruments that complement the Hang including Randy's masterful Native American flute playing, Didgeridoo, Percussion, Vocal Harmonies and even a muscular Spoken Word reading on Dance at the Totem. Granger evokes new sounds from the Hang using alternative playing styles like using the bottom "Gu" side for a deep "Udu-like" bass trance beat and percussive finger work, even samba-like slides. The Roswell Incident is a sonic road trip through an inspired, mesmerizing landscape. Playful songs sit comfortably next to introspective meditations like Spiral in Beauty and Gu Groove. Powerful vocals, Didgeridoo and Flamenco rhythms make for a stunning blend on Mi Corazon and give the song a truly epic, cinematic quality. After your first abduction you'll volunteer for more journeys taking the listener to a deeper place again and again. - John Pascuzzi, www.oddmusic.com
The enigmatic Hang drum casts a spell on everyone who hears it with its warm, metallic sound. Randy Granger was profiled on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” in an extended Sound Clip feature, July 2007. The Roswell Incident fuses the Hang with Didgeridoo, Native American Flute, Anasazi Flute, Darrubek and s Spoken word piece with New Mexico Poet Wayne Crawford.
Nominated for "Best World Beat" Amazing Hang; and "Best Hispanic Contemporary" Mi Corazon; New Mexico Music Industry Awards 2008. Heard on Hearts of Space, Audiosyncracy and other podcasts, public and community radio stations.
Granger is an award-winning musician, composer and touring/recording artist The Roswell Incident is a labor of sheer inspiration, determination, perspiration and passion. This New Mexico native reflects the diverse spiritual and cultural state and home of the Space Age, The Atomic Age and modern UFO age of The Roswell Incident. It is no surprise that the humor and music are grounded in both Earth and Sky.