Ryan Buck Bends Genres and Blows Minds On "Attempting To Overcome"
Bassists and lovers of experimental music rejoice! Ryan Buck is here to deliver a heavy dose of his mind-blowing bass guitar virtuosity with his solo project’s new single, “Attempting to Overcome”. Local metal fans are probably already of aware of Buck’s ability to shred the bass from his work in bands like Awaken The Ancient, but his solo work allows him to incorporate multiple genres into a single song.
Buck characterizes his solo project as an attempt to “bring a fresh sound to jazz/ prog music”, which is evident immediately when listening to “Attempting to Overcome”. Buck’s bass playing is nothing short of dazzling, and the lack of electric guitar in the mix really brings his talent to the forefront. Listening to this track leaves you with no shortage of things to be impressed with.
Buck’s busy basslines find a firm foundation upon which to build in the equally intricate drumming of Jasper Joyner, and the amount of dynamic sound delivered by just these two musicians is truly incredible. Without utilizing a single instrument traditionally thought of as “melodic”, Buck manages to ensnare the listener’s emotions and tell a story, combining elements drawn from metal, jazz, prog, and even funk.
If you play bass, enjoy metal, or just want to hear a refreshingly uncommon style of music steeped in raw talent, you owe it to yourself to check out Ryan Buck.
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