By Ben Spence
THE BLACK RYDER'S, 'Let Me Be Your Light', off new album The Door Behind the Door, channels North African sounds alongside more familiar shoegaze to create six minutes of shimmering psychedelia. The first 30 seconds are a build up of reverb before a bassline cuts in followed by a steady drum beat. The track sits comfortably with reverse reverb swirling in the background through its entirety. The vocals comes across as quite cold at first but as the walls of sound that sit in the background become more obvious, subtle harmonies are created and this really lifts the track. As the harmonies fall away Aimee Nash’s voice is given more space to breathe and the echoes become more obvious.
The Black Ryder have flexed their elaborate muscles on Let Me Be Your Light, compare it to an earlier song like All That We See and it becomes easy to see how much they’ve developed their sound. The Door Behind the Door is available now on The Anti-Machine Machine.