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Artist: The Black Ryder
Release: Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
Discogs: 2543133
Released: 2010
Label: Mexican Summer
Catalog#: MEX044 / MEX043
Format: FLAC / Lossless / Log (100%) / Cue / CD
Country: US
Style: Electronic, Rock, Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock


01. To Never Know You (4:28)
02. Let It Go (5:11)
03. Grass (4:26)
04. Outside (5:18)
05. Gone Without Feeling (4:44)
06. The Greatest Fall (4:30)
07. What''s Forsaken (5:39)
08. All That We See (3:16)
09. Sweet Come Down (2:13)
10. Burn And Fade (6:18)
11. Rise (6:52)

Having kicked off as a band with much talked about support slots for International acts like the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Brian Jonestown Massacre with no recordings under their belt, Sydney locals the Black Ryder had a degree of anticipation following the announcement of a debut album. As Max Easton writes, it seems to have been well worth the ride.

Sydney seems to be suffering a bit of habitual repetitiveness over the past few years. It just canΓÇÖt stop spitting out great new bands. ThereΓÇÖs no need to compile a list; bands like Bridezilla, The Laurels and Sui Zhen are becoming increasingly well known, so highlighting that point is moot. However, highlighting The Black Ryder as one of the most exciting new additions to the rapidly rising wealth of artists is damn important, and it only takes about 5 minutes of listening to their debut album ΓÇÿBuy the Ticket, Take the RideΓÇÖ to make that observation.

The Black Ryder are Aimee Nash and Scott Van Ryper, a songwriting duo bolstered by an array of special guests from big places. The album features players from The Church, BRMC and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, a trio of names that begins to give a faint semblance of what this band are all about, yet fails to describe the uniqueness that this outfit brings to the table. Attempts to label their music have circled around Acid Rock, Shoegazer, Alt-Rock and various other genres that also fail to appropriately describe The Black Ryder and rightly so, theyΓÇÖre not about adhering to a theme. Each track treads its own path without concern of what preceded it, jumping from huge, wall-of-sound, reverberated rock to rollicking pseudo-country pick-strum guitars. Whilst the album succeeds as a cohesive whole, there is an entirety of variety that makes for an interesting listen every time around, and this album almost comes with a guarantee of replayability.

Aimee Nash’s vocals are gorgeous, in the same way that the opalescent sheen on an oil slick beautifies tarmac…they’re grinding and dirty, soaring alongside distorted guitars and keys with drums hiding under layers of reverberated madness. Von Ryper’s vocal contributions are great also, existing as a seamless transition from one to the next with no bad blood on the listener’s part when one departs. It’s refreshing to hear an album that has been recorded in a way that feels entirely independent, with the only navigator being what has evolved in recording and post-production, with little concern about adhering to audience expectations or playing whatever needs to be played to fit a genre.

ΓÇÿBuy the Ticket, Take the RideΓÇÖ is a phenomenal debut which has come entirely out of nowhere. Considering the band has existed for what seems like a flicker ΓÇô starting off with massive support slots before working their way into recording ΓÇô this an extremely tight and mature album. If youΓÇÖre lucky enough to come across this on your travels, get yourself a copy before they disappear. With an album like this, secrets donΓÇÖt get kept for long enough for you to second guess yourself. The Black Ryder have arrived with a debut that will undoubtedly be the benchmark for the duration of their existence. Enjoy.		
The Black Ryder - 2009 - Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride/01 - To Never Know You.flac 28.69 MB
The Black Ryder - 2009 - Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride/02 - Let It Go.flac 35.783 MB
The Black Ryder - 2009 - Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride/03 - Grass.flac 31.403 MB
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