Today’s song is “Jura” by myopic. mypoic is the brainchild of Dallas-based drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Ryan. This is the first single from the band’s upcoming EP which is released today via Simulacra Records. Ryan, a drummer live and on records with St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, and Baptist Generals, among others, enlisted Stuart Sikes, producer of Cat Power’s The Greatest and Grammy-winner for his engineering work on Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn to record the project.
“Because it’s layered, dramatic and emotive, it might be tempting to just lump the impressive project in with no-vox bands like Explosions In The Sky, but, as myopic’s name implies, that would just be shortsighted,” says the Dallas Observer.
Ryan’s sound is also influenced by Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Orbital, Sparklehorse, and Tortoise, and the myopic project accurately reflects these inspirations. “I’ve always been into electronic music, and especially by artists melding the organic and the electronic,” Ryan explains.
About “Jura,” the first single from we were here, Ryan says that “My wife is from Scotland and during my first visit, there was a moment when I stepped outside of myself, and for a second everything made sense. Her life, my life, how we met – everything just made sense in that moment. That’s what life is to me. Moments. Some good, some really bad, but they’re all important.”