Roger Manning has always been a forward thinking kind of artist. He co-founded the quirky retro rock bands Jellyfish and Imperial Drag, as well as the electronica cover duo Moog Cookbook (they perform in space suits!). Soundtrack and session work also keeps him creatively busy; his film credits include Lost In Translation, Spiderman, and Dukes of Hazzard. But with the release of his first solo album, Solid State Warrior (Pony Canyon Records), Roger redirects his innovative playing and marketing ideas to work for his own greater good. Not only is the music inventive — alternative power pop with a twist of psychedelic flair — but the ways in which it was recorded, mixed, mastered and released push boundaries as well.