Album Review: Ryan Martin | Wandercease | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It

Album Review: Ryan Martin | Wandercease 

click to enlarge cd_ryan_martin.jpg

Ryan Martin | Wandercease

High Moon Records

Hailing originally from such storied California towns as Los Gatos and Chico, singer-songwriter Ryan Martin has finally found himself settled in the Hudson Valley after his obligatory stint in the Big Apple. You can hear the end result of Martin's travels in the rootsy, soulful sound on Wandercease, where the peaceful, easy, countrified sounds of the Eagles blend with the mid-1970s Los Angeles lush, harmonic pop of Fleetwood Mac. While he doesn't particularly sound like him, Martin's overall musical gestalt reminds me of Beck on the latter's more introspective albums, in the manner that he allows songs to build slowly and go off in whatever direction they decide to take. In other words, the album's eclecticism never seems forced but always organic. The places where it ends up occasionally even bring to mind Pet Sounds. There can be no greater praise.

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Monique Brideau: Painting and Collage @ Peekskill Coffee House

Monique Brideau: Painting and Collage

May 5-31 — Monique Brideau is Peekskill Coffee's artist for the month of May. Monique's...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture

It’s high time Chronogram made a newsletter about marijuana. Stay in the know with the latest on dispensary openings, industry news, cultivation tips, and more as we cover the emerging cannabis scene in New York and the Northeast. Welcome to High Society.


* indicates required