Sliding into your tape deck with shifting polyrhythms, woozy arpeggiations, and a distinctly nonlinear approach to composition, Matthew Ryals hits you with the sickness, the cure, and the spoonful of sugar all at once.
Curious and playful yet intentional and masterful, "Machine Memory" bridges the divide between electronic music's two most common poles - dancefloor ecstasy and stoic experimentalism, resulting in a full-throated endorsement of the possibilities of electronics without limiting itself to a particular camp.
All music written, performed, and produced by Matthew Ryals at home in Brooklyn, NY and Cleveland, OH
Small Eurorack modular system, DSI Tempest, MFB Nanozwerg, TC Electronic Nova Repeater, Arturia BeatStep Pro, Livid Code, Ableton Live, Max, plugins by Valhalla and PSP
Thanks to Mike Nigro, Lorna Kang, Eric Sorg, John Cellura, Stephan Haluska
Artwork handrawn by Brandon Locher
Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann
released June 15, 2018