Ryan Teague keeps his fans on their toes by working freely across different styles. New record Site Specific might best be described as cinematic minimal ambient jazz, although perhaps with more rhythmic flavour than that might suggest. Featured players include Gareth Davis and Dan Nicholls. Vinyl and CD release on King Tree.
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- Site Specific by Ryan Teague
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 21 December 2016
Ryan Teague is a Bristol based neo-classical composer who uses Reich-ian techniques to come up with a lovely melodic form of instrumental songcraft that sits somewhere between the minimal composers and easy listening muzak. Now if you think my use of the latter term is a put down, it isn't meant to be. These compositions use glistening vibraphones and haunting saxophones in creating soft-on-the-ears vignettes that at times recall Woo's intimate recordings but have a jazzier texture as the album wears on which sometimes reminds me of Tortoise's oddball take on easy listening.
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