Release Date: Feb 15, 2019
Record label: Infectious
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
On Unfurl, the Australian and LA-Based artist RY X continues with his alternative ambient tone that pushes organic development from the music we have seen previously. RY X touches the heart on this album with a lightness that he is known for and a musical fragility illustrated in his intimate live shows. This album is no different, with programmed percussion meeting whispering vocal arrangements that span across genres.
There's been no shortage, in recent years, of singer- songwriters who want to spin narrative about how isolation helped them produce their best work; ever since Bon Iver the idea of the log cabin in the wilderness has become cliched. Similarly, electronic records that wrap a core of emotional vulnerability up in soft synths and gentle effects have also been in plentiful supply. California-via-Australia's RY X, however, has been touting this approach since before it was cool.