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23 October 2020
|Experimental electronic/rock musician Ryan Summers bravely delves deep into his own truly fascinating personal experiences with cults on new album “Undo Influence,” out now on all major platforms. While the subject matter is undeniably heavy, Ryan’s merging of psychedelic influences and electronica subgenres make it essential listening for the open-minded listener.|
“My experiences deprogramming from an internet cult about a decade ago is the central theme of ‘Undo Influence.’ The songwriting highlights what cult experts call ‘floating,’ a phenomenon whereby an ex-member is caught between their original pre-cult identity and a second persona developed as a coping response to the cult environment. It’s like slow-motion schizophrenia where you don’t know what to believe, but the emotions are enormous. Seeing all the weird cult shit going on with this QAnon group, I figured I would relay some of my own experiences.”
Stylistically, “Undo Influence” spans from progressive electronic to caustic industrial, and introduces elements of chamber pop throughout. It blends the pop instincts developed through his Midwest Soul Xchange project along with the sound design work found in his ambient releases.
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Artist Name: Ryan Summers
Location: Marshfield, Wisconsin, US
Release Title: Undo Influence
Release Date: 10/23/2020
Producer Name(s): Ryan Summers, Jason Lee (Co-Producer on “Chasm” and “Holy Criminal”)
Similar/RIYL: Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, The Flaming Lips, R.E.M., Nick Cave, Low, Mark Pritchard
Genre(s): Rock, Electronic, Darkwave, Synthwave, Industrial, Chamber Pop
The Curious Story of Brad Halsey
Freezer Burn Sumadhi
Let Us Pray
Sons of Gallow
There Is Nothing For Me Here
“An electronic artist to watch” — Sputnik Music
“Summers’ record feels like an alchemical mix of warped electronics and surreal ambiance that delivers a complex, subtle kick.” — Aupium
“No, it’s not really progressive rock, but it is progressive music. It’s also very cool.” — Music Street Journal
Official Website: https://www.ryansumusic.com/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2zKJ_mMjtbenG1GIM626A
Ryan Summers is a Wisconsin-based, multi-genre audio production artist and an electronic performer. He’s received critical acclaim for his electronic work, being called “an electronic artist to watch” by Sputnik Music. His performances feature live looping of keyboard, synth, guitar and voice. His latest release, Undo Influence, is a cult-themed musical journey featuring his versatility as a producer with styles ranging from progressive electronic to caustic industrial, along with more accessible chamber pop sounds.