By far one of the best albums we’ve heard this year so far, ‘The Door behind The Door’ by The Black Ryder has, I don’t mind admitting, been hogging our listening obsessions since looming loved up on our in-house player whilst planting the occasional smacker upon our adoring stereo. So with that I dare say you can expect fondness aplenty in an extended album critique soon. For now though a little taste of what to expect for those of you so far out of earshot.
The hazily glazed dream-coat that is ‘Let Me Be Your Light’ shimmers into ear space like some celestial apparition leaving in its wake a vapour trailing love note that thaws, unfurls and gently smoulders with desire-laden seduction. Traced upon a hushed aura of dissipating lunar swirls and the soft incline of radiant opines, beckoning whispers lead the way through the mist dimpled nothingness with a sighing siren-esque beauty that trails into the ether to the affection sunburst of peeling church bells to seal this frankly angelic happening. I wouldn’t mind it’s not even the best track on the album for ‘Seventh Moon’ holds that honour.