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Last month, Ryley Walker announced a new album, “Course In Fable”, his first proper full-length album since 2018’s Deafman Glance, though there have been quite a few excursions from Walker since that. Its lead single “Rang Dizzy”  and today Walker has shared a new track from the album called “Axis Bent.” It has squiggly guitars and a roiling rhythm and Walker’s wondering poetry: “When I wrote the song would breathe/ It was the best I’d ever had/ Jammed up on axis bent/ It was the sidestep of relief.”

Releases April 2nd, 2021

Ryley Walker- Guitar/Vocals
Andrew Scott Young – Bass/Piano
Bill MacKay – Guitar/Piano
Ryan Jewell – Drums/Percussion
John McEntire – Engineer/Mixing/Synth/Keys/Vibraphone
Douglas Jenkins – String Arrangements/Cello
Nancy Ives – Cello

Course In Fable is out 4/2 via Husky Pants.

Holy shit we weren’t prepared for this this is a full on wigged out psych rock jams from two of the titans of all things psychedelica working in the business today. ‘Deep Fried Grandeur’ is an unexpected but scintillating collaboration between the dazzlingly talented Chicago based guitarist Ryley Walker and Japanese psychedelic rockers Kikagaku Moyo. Recorded live at Le Guess Who? in Utrecht in 2018, the two artists present lengthy, kaleidoscopic jams shot through with freak folk and jazz.

Recorded live at Le Guess Who Festival in 2018 then fully rounded out into a space rock opus in the studio. a special collaboration between Chicago-based songwriter and accomplished fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker and Japanese psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo. With both artists taking a freewheeling approach to their music, they have dubbed their first-ever live collaboration ‘Deep Fried Grandeur’; an hour of deeply hypnotic jams and a hair-raising fusion folk jazz, acid rock, and psychedelia in heavy-improv setting.

“So, the group game together at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands in 2018. I was asked by the organizers to find another group on the festival to collaborate with for a one off performance. I was immediately drawn to Kikagaku Moyo. We share similar guitar scuzz and riff heavy improvising when playing live. Seemed like the most fun and natural thing to do. I was in the middle of a european tour, so had my full backing band. So with KM and me, 9 mother fuckers total on stage wailing

It was a lot of SOUND. So we passed the live recordings off to cooper crain of CAVE and bitchin bajas to tweak the levels and add some sprinkles. He shaped the raw recordings into a cohesive piece that works for a 40 min slab. We had an afternoon of rehearsal and it mostly just drinking espresso, smoking cigs and saying “man, we’ll be fine”

Husky Pants Records, expected release: 5th February 2021

Image of Kikagaku Moyo + Ryley Walker ORANGE WAX