Ryan Teague

Field Drawings

CD / LP / DL

'Field Drawings' is Ryan Teague's third solo album and a welcome return from the Bristol-based composer/producer. 'Field Drawings’ twelve relatively brief essays, graph paper solemnity is always kept at bay by Teague’s robust approach to melody and his ability to evoke a consistent mood, one that’s neither euphoric nor melancholy but which remains irrefutably ‘heightened’, even dream-like, throughout. Preferring the emotional tug evoked by the enmeshing of simple, contrapuntal melody lines and the glowing properties of modulating major-to-minor chord sequences set against pretty, arpeggiating note clusters. It begins like a Michael Nyman film theme running backwards and is then inexorably engulfed by stratus clouds of Avro Part-like legato strings.