Darren Ryan is back with a double disc, six panel wallet release entitled Lexical Variation. The experimental sound design of this almost two hour album is engaging, rapturous, and thought provoking.
Lexical Variation presents a deep sonic flow through punctuated soundscapes, molten drones, and hovering chunks of industrial ambience. Constantly shifting sound structures evoke an evolving narrative and surreal rhythmic lyricism that coheres the nature of the piece across its full program of just over a hundred minutes. Lexical Variation follows Into the Clicks, Ryan’s first long form experimental ambient release on Somewherecold Records in spring of 2021.
Darren Ryan: Lexical Variation will be the last release for Somewherecold Records in 2021. It is a fantastic ending to a massively incredible year of releases. Lexical Variation comes out on December 3rd! Get one for someone’s stocking!