Mind The Neighbors

by Ryan Power

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Music doesn’t have to be self-expression, but for Ryan Power that’s the only way it can be. Every note, melody, turn of phrase, and point of view in Power’s carefully-crafted songs is intravenously infused with his particular way of moving through the world. It’s a curious, probing, never-satisfied mode; he’s always searching for the perfect combination of chords, the most precise arrangement of words, the most complete capturing of a mood. As one song on his eighth album Mind the Neighbors puts it, his songs are “dreams on the run”–part of an exhilarating chase for elusive ideals.

That chase leads to some wonderfully weird discoveries. On the wind-blown “The Slime,” sweetened tones inspire surreal visions: “your feet are burning on thoughts of coal / slowly seeping through the walls of your soul.” Whitetail deer and tectonic shifts get equal footing in the breezy sway-rock of “Spirit Animal”, which takes place during “pot therapy at brain camp.” And in the deliberate, meditative “Breathe Deep John,” a robot turns into a human but feels like a mirage: “Everybody wants to see the monster,” Power hums. “So everyone’s out getting wrecked.”

Those kinds of inimitable reflections put Power’s personality all over the music on Mind the Neighbors. But these tunes are not without precedent: his own obsessions with Brazilian music – particularly Bossa nova – as well as jazz (a form in which he’s trained) and folk all flutter through his songs, and you can hear some remnants of 60's French pop careening around as well. But Power’s been at this for almost 20 years, and any echoes you might hear in Mind the Neighbors are merely intriguing footnotes to the autobiography his music continues to write with precision and, yeah, power. You don’t want to miss this chapter.

-Marc Masters , 2020

credits

released March 6, 2020

All songs written and produced by Ryan Power (BMI)
Recorded and mixed at Perfect Pets by Ryan Power
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering

Horn and String arrangements by Simon Hanes

Lucy Hollier: trombone
Lindsay Dobbs: trombone
Kevin Newton: French horn
Joanna Mattrey: viola, violin
Ansel Cohen: cello

Henry Fraser: upright bass (1,4,9), bass (6), backing vocals (1),
backing vocal arrangement (5)
Jason Nazary: drums (6)
Evan Allen: Wurlitzer (6)

Wurlitzer recorded by Nate Mendelsohn at Figure 8 Recording

Cover art and layout: Julien Dinkel
Sequence consultant and label art: Lorraine Dinkel

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Brooklyn, NY
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