Title - Kinetic
Artist - Rymo
For those unaware, Slightly Stoopid drummer Rymo (Ryan Moran) has released his new solo album Kinetic, out now on all digital platforms here via Controlled Substance Sound Labs.
Featured guests include progressive rock legend Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, ABWH, Pink Floyd, King Crimson), YouTube guitar sensation Marty Schwartz, Tom Griesgraber, Paul Wolstencroft (Slightly Stoopid), and film composer Farzam Salami.
The album Kinetic arrives on the heels of his two singles Kinetic and Skooby Snax previously released this Spring.
Kinetic represents some of the many influences and musical genres that I enjoy. Most of the songs were written and refined in a studio setting over a period of time. I was fortunate to have a bunch of great guests join me and add their talent to this project. - Rymo.
Rymos bandmates from Slightly Stoopid, OG, Dela, Paulie and AG all contributed to the album, playing multiple parts on songs and solos.
Farzam Salami contributed tasteful Middle Eastern percussion and stringed instruments on several tracks. Tom Griesgraber helped record, produce, perform and engineer the album.
The entire album was recorded at his studio with the exception of a few guest artists that recorded remotely. This album is a sonic journey. The music touches down in various sounding regions around the globe and takes the listener on a ride. - Rymo.
1. Symmetry 7 (feat. Farzam Salami)
2. Kinetic (feat. Paul Wolstencroft, Tom Griesgraber)
4. Spy Theme (feat. Tony Levin)
5. Bembe Rumba
6. Skooby Snax(feat. Marty Schwartz)
7. Mr. Roboto Visits The Outback
9. Influx (feat. Marty Schwartz)
13. Symmetry 5
14. Hearin Everywhere (feat. Paul Wolstencroft)
15. Didg-y-tar (feat. Farzam Salami)
16. Dream Flight
This quite wondrous new album opens on the rhythmic hipsway of Symmetry 7 (feat. Farzam Salami) and the Latin guitar flow of the title track Kinetic (feat. Paul Wolstencroft and Tom Griesgraber), and backs that up seamlessly with the mysterious vibe of Palindrome, the early 70s crime TV aura of Spy Theme (feat. Tony Levin), and then we get the terrific drum ambiance of Bembe Rumba and the pop bounce of Skooby Snax (feat. Marty Schwartz).
This quite wondrous new album opens on the rhythmic hipsway of Symmetry 7 (feat. Farzam Salami) and the Latin guitar flow of the title track Kinetic (feat. Paul Wolstencroft and Tom Griesgraber), and backs that up seamlessly with the mysterious vibe of Palindrome, the early 70s crime TV aura of Spy Theme (feat. Tony Levin), and then we get the terrific drum ambiance of Bemba Rumba and the pop bounce of Skooby Snax (feat. Marty Schwartz).
Next up is the gentle prog of Mr. Roboto Visits The Outback and the synth gossamer of Nebula which are followed by the Outback-imbued duo of Influx (feat. Marty Schwartz) and Megalodon, the melodic, horn-imbibed, Summer day breeze of Cubism, the foot-tappers Chango and Symmetry 5, before the album rounds out on the free flowing majesty of Hearin Everywhere (feat. Paul Wolstencroft), the gently frenetic, Aboriginal-inspired Didg-y-tar (feat. Farzam Salami), with the album closing on the lighter fare of Dream Flight.
Born in San Francisco and raised in San Rafael, Ryan was bitten by the music bug shortly after his 10th birthday. He had two older sisters that provided a wide range of listening opportunities.
One sister was full on punk rock and the other, a Deadhead. Sprinkle in generous amounts of 80s top 40 radio and you have Ryans musical recipe.
As far as early influences go, Ryan chooses Led Zeppelin and their drummer, John Bonham and Rushs Neil Peart as particularly influential.
Inspired by his High School music teacher, Mark Peabody, Ryan continued his pursuit of knowledge by earning a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in 1993 for their 5 week Summer program.
There he met musicians from all over the U.S. His continuing education led him to apply to several different colleges, but San Diego State University had all the right factors.
Ryan attended SDSU beginning in late 1994 until 2000, when he earned his BA in Music. Since his graduation, he has continued his pursuit of the groove, which has led to involvement in several projects.
Ryan Moran has been a full-time member of the stylistically diverse band, Slightly Stoopid since 2003 and has recorded 7 albums with the band.
They have toured internationally, and shared the stage with many legendary artists. Described by themselves as a fusion of funk, rock, reggae and ska with hip-hop, metal and punk, Slightly Stoopid gives Ryan a wide palette to paint his percussive contributions.
It has been an incredible ride. We have done things I could only have dreamed of as a kid. The band has all types of content on every major social media channel, and has achieved many landmark goals, such as headlining a sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, 10 years in a row.
In the studio, Moran has contributed to over 40 albums playing drums primarily, but also vibraphone, piano, didgeridoo, and world percussion.
He has worked with various producers in a wide range of styles and projects. This has led him to recording studios all across the U.S., from sessions in New York City to Circle House in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to the legendary Sound City in Hollywood, CA.
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Rymo - Kinetic (OFFICIAL VIDEO)