The Black Ryder is Australian songwriter duo Aimee Nash + Scott Von Ryper.
Their self-produced debut album 'Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride' was released through their own label, The Anti-Machine Machine / EMI Australia (2009), Mexican Summer (USA 2010), & Vinyl Junkie (Japan 2010).
Nash + Von Ryper are currently based in Los Angeles where they have been working on their anticipated follow up album THE DOOR BEHIND THE DOOR, which will be released in 2014.
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE :: incl. 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2010 :: Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride is sprawling, slow-burning psyche rock that paints creeping moods with layer upon layer of drony, blissed-out guitars and etheral vocals.... This is the perfect accompaniment to slowly losing your mind (in the best possible way). Don't come looking for big chorus or bubblegum blurts - just settle in for the long, blissed-out ride.
NYLON MAGAZINE: Their music is spiked with feedback the way a murder cocktail is spiked with arsenic, but it's the dreamy vocals of singer Aimee Nash that somehow turns the band into something more than a trippy daydream of chords. For times in need of mellowness - like Mondays, definitely - we highly recommend turning up your computer speakers and streaming their stuff online. Just don't forget to breathe. (BAND CRUSH)
PITCHFORK: To Never Know You and Let It Go will trigger an instant gratification for the heavy-lidded, as Aimee Nash's vocals coo almost subliminally... And then there are those guitars, where there's not much in the way of attack and release, but plenty of sustain and decay, every wide-open chord wobbling like it's embedded in some sort of gelatin.
(photo :: stefan duscio + michael spiccia)