Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Ryat Act

Fronted by Christina Ryat, the Ryat project was a solo concern when it began in 2006 but in 2009 she roped in multi-instrumentalist Tim Conley. Together they specialise in deformed rhythms and off-kilter melodies that can be just as Moloko as it is The Creatures at times. The pair have just released the album Avant which features the seriously conking 'Superficial Friction'. They are also intending to release a reworked version, Avant Gold Remixed, in April - with remixes by Mikronesia and DJ Statik. The pair's pedigree has found them working with a varied lot of esteemed muso-types, including King Britt, DJ Logic, Bernie Worrell (of Material and Funkadelic fame) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, J Mascis + The Fog, Ciccone Youth, etc). A recent collaboration with Taylor ("son of Bobby") McFerrin was released on Brainfeeder (home to Flying Lotus, Mr Oizo and The Gaslamp Killer) and their track 'A Place In My Heart' appeared on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Bubblers comp last year.
Ryat - 'Superficial Friction'

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