The Black Ryder
‘The Door Behind the Door’ transforms The Black Ryder’s kaleidoscopic sound and vision into something even more vivid, uncompromising, and sublime, bringing in new textures and emotions and moments of catharsis and transcendence.
The Black Ryder is a collaboration between Australian duo Aimee Nash & Scott Von Ryper now based in Los Angeles.
Their debut album ‘Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride’ was released through Nash & Rypers own imprint The Anti-Machine Machine & EMI Music (Australia), Mexican Summer (USA) in September 2010 & Vinyl Junkie (Japan).
Their highly anticipated follow up ‘The Door Behind the Door’ was released internationally through The Anti-Machine Machine & The Orchard on 24th February 2015.
PITCHFORK: The moaning feedback drone in “Seventh Moon” has the gorgeousness of a Neil Halstead lead, “Let Me Be Your Light” has a candy-kissed psychedelic swirl, strings and all, that serves as the perfect backdrop for Nash’s whispery vocals, and “Until the Calm of Dawn” brings to mind the acid-fried Disneyfications of prime Mercury Rev, with a twinkly music box set against a sweeping orchestral arrangement.
THE GUARDIAN: The Door Behind the Door, is beautifully slow burning, its grinding guitars and heavy layers of dark, feted romance akin to Spiritualized and the Jesus and Mary Chain.
NOISEY: The Black Ryder tends to swirl together breathy post-rock crescendos, plaintive shoegaze melodies, and psychedelic sprawl to create a greater, sprawling whole. The LA-based Australian duo (comprised of former couple Aimée Nash & Scott Von Ryper) does so to great effect on its latest record, The Door Behind the Door.
UNCUT MAGAZINE: 8/10 – Nu-shoegazers trip the dark fantastic. Offering black-on-black swirls of hypnotic psych gloom, The Black Ryder’s belated follow-up to 2009’s ‘Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride’ is a heavy trip indeed… constructing intricate mini-universes of MBV-like noise on the brilliant ‘Let Me Be Your Light’ or exploring Primal Scream-ish acid-soul on ‘Throwing Stones’.
STEREOGUM: Ethereal drone, ceremonial percussion, and dead-eyed harmonies carry on together until they build up to something sublime. There’s never really a climax because the whole thing feels like one overwhelming wave of gorgeous noise.
LOUDER THAN WAR: The Black Ryder have been making a great psychedelic noise for past few months that has culminated in their new album which will be their breakthrough moment. They sound like the greatest band that Creation never released in their golden period and their blissful tripped out indie perfection is quite magical.
For more information regarding The Black Ryder please visit: www.theantimachinemachine.com
Videos & Press
The Black Ryder Headline West Coast Shows With Very Special Guests Plus Additional Dates With The Jesus & Mary Chain
“One of the highlights of the entire day had to be The Black Ryder’s performance. Holy shit. I had been waiting to see this band for years, and everything finally came together as I stood in the very front of the Levitation tent.” NOISEY Having played in the U.K. and U.S. to promote the release […]
[Interview Magazine] By DEVON IVIE Set in looming landscapes in Nevada, California, and Florida, the latest music video from Australian-born duo The Black Ryder is sparse, haunting, and even a bit mystic. “Let Me Be Your Light” drips with gauzy beats as Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper, the duo behind the L.A.-based band, sensually […]
The Black Ryder shares new track via EW and are announced as special guests for The Jesus and Mary Chain’s U.S. tour
[Force Field PR] STREAM: “Let Me Be Your Light” – VIDEO: “Seventh Moon” – THE BLACK RYDER – Seventh Moon from THE BLACK RYDER on Vimeo. The Door Behind the Door is beautifully slow burning, its grinding guitars and heavy layers of dark, feted romance akin to Spiritualized and The Jesus and Mary Chain.” -The […]
[Noisey/Music by Vice] By Noisey Staff The Black Ryder tends to swirl together breathy post-rock crescendos, plaintive shoegaze melodies, and psychedelic sprawl to create a greater, sprawling whole. The LA-based Australian duo (comprised of former couple Aimée Nash & Scott Von Ryper) does so to great effect on its latest record, The Door Behind the […]
[Pitchfork] Records to look forward to in the coming months By Matthew Strauss Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, and DVDs arriving over the coming months. Maybe you’ll, y’know, go out and […]
[The Guardian] The Black Ryder – Santaria “You open one door, and you find there’s another, you keep moving through each door to the next not quite sure where you’re going or what to expect, but there’s something enticing and reassuring you that you’re moving in the right direction,” says Aimee Nash of the Black […]
Louder Than War By johnrobb The Black Ryder have been making a great psychedelic noise for past few months that has culminated in their new album which will be their breakthrough moment. The Black Ryder have announced their new LP, ‘The Door Behind The Door’ which is due out on 24th Feb 2015. They like […]