The Amazing Rolo: 'What we need' Yann Seznec, born in Bahrain, now lives in Pittsburgh, where he creates unique, eclectic folk under the pseudonym "The Amazing Rolo." Seznec's music blends elements of acoustic and electronic sounds, with whimsical lyrics. Hear "What We Need" from his new CD That Happened to Me Once.
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The Amazing Rolo is the pseudonym used by Yann Seznec, a Pittsburgh-based musician and sound designer who not only dabbles in film and photography, but also uses his technical skills to create eclectic electronic folk. Seznec says his album combines electronic and acoustic elements to create songs about nostalgia, love, and wonder.

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Seznec is involved in a number of different musical projects, including an acoustic neo-folk group with his brother and a "dance-rock Gameboy trio" called Handface. The Amazing Rolo is his "solo" project –- Seznec writes all the songs and records and produces them in his apartment. Seznec also recently decided to work on his creative projects full time, abandoning his day job as a Segway tour guide.

The featured song, "What we need," comes from The Amazing Rolo's album That happened to me, once.