RYR (islandic: barren, sparse, weak) is an instrumental post-metal band from Berlin, Germany. “transient” is their second full-length album. Like on the first album “left fallow”, the band creates diverging spheres and heavy riffs, but with a more riff-centric focus on this album, to create a slightly more versatile and forward-going atmosphere. The sound origin is located in post and black metal, but the band tries to incorporate inspirations from every genre of music that has atmospheric and forward-going parts in it, without being too accommodating. The five songs constitute a diverting, 40 minutes long auditive journey.
“transient” was written by the band in 2020 and 2021 and then recorded in September 2021 by Jan Oberg at Hidden Planet Studios (The Ocean, Abest, Sun Worship), who also mixed and mastered the songs.
The cover art is designed by Fabian Schlinsog (@poorlifechoicesclub) and emphasizes the concept of this album which focusses on the fleetingness of the moment, the relationships we build, the struggles we have to face – all taking place in enclosed walls and countries we live in. The sound of the album tries to capture the dialectics of these transient phenomenon in dense and enclosed environments, yet still tries to identify small, sometimes clandestine portions of positive sentiments in modern world’s urban emptiness.