Ryder-Jones, Bill / If...
Album: If...   Collection:General
Artist:Ryder-Jones, Bill   Added:Jan 2012
Label:(No Label Information)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-06-02 Pull Date: 2012-08-05
Week Ending: Aug 5 Jul 15 Jul 1 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 10
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 10, 2013: The Sunset Life (2012 in Review)
4. Jul 13, 2012: Ember's Everlasting
Le Grand Desordre
2. Aug 02, 2012: The Conscious Soul
Give Me A Name, If...
5. Jun 27, 2012: Brownian Motion
3. Aug 01, 2012: The Thermonuclear Bar
By The Church Of Apollonia
6. Jun 25, 2012: Bridal Moments
By The Church Of Apollonia

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2012-05-27
This has to be a soundtrack, though there is no evidence that it is: Tracks are mostly chamber orchestral cinematic somber dark dark pieces (performed by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) as well as things that range from a simple singer/songwriter feel to dark psyche trippiness. While Ryder-Jones composed the music the CD is a compilation of bands and artists. Fans of Swans, Angels of Light, Dead Can Dance, all things 4AD. Very interesting and high end, if dark and morose overall. Bravo.

1) (3:42) somber strings and piano, very cinematic – picks up the drama midway
2) (3:45) more sparse, dramatic
3) (4:04) even more sparse, primarily piano only, vocals appear about midway, minimal is submerged
4) (3:28) huge change of gear: big dark hollow spooky balmy plod
5) (4:31) solo guitar/vocals, folkie indie simple tun
6) (6:13) starts off as a dreamy song and ends in an almost 60’s psyche acid rock jam, really cool
7) (4:22) going back to the chamber orchestral stuff, high drama
8) (5:11) more somber piano stuff
9) (3:34) piano and strings with vocals, sing songwriter, darkness fills out to be more uplifting in end
10) (6:01) starts cinematic, evolves to a joyful later-Swans’ish strummy thing

Track Listing
1. If...   6. Enlace
2. The Reader (Malbork)   7. Intersect
3. Leaning (Star Of Sweden)   8. The Flowers #3 (Lotus)
4. By The Church Of Apollonia   9. Give Me A Name
5. Le Grand Desordre   10. Some Absolute End (The End)