Ryan Bourne

Ryan Bourne

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
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"Ryan Bourne takes the expansive uplift of late-Sixties sunshine pop, the D.I.Y. aural aesthetic of garage music, a splash of Badfinger's sturdy power-pop and hits the crush button on the sonic blender."
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Biography

Ryan Bourne is a songwriter whose work connects the dots between unabashed songcraft and the outer limits of psychedelic rock.

He usually performs with Eric Hamelin (Chad Van Gaalen, nomoreshapes) Steve Fletcher (Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Woodpigeon), and Ian Jarvis (Ghostkeeper, Chairs), and plays in Calgary bands Deadhorse and Extra Happy Ghost!!!. He has performed at Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion and Sled Island.

Ryan’s debut album, ‘Supermodern World Of Beauty’ is a psychedelic pop piece produced by Jay Crocker (Ghostkeeper, nomoreshapes) at Calgary-based Artunit Studios, released in Canada in May 2010 on Saved By Radio.

OTTAWA XPRESS: "“a sprawling pop passion play of often celestial proportions, a sort of Pet Sounds cruising in interstellar overdrive, wherin Bourne serves up psychedelic songs of heartbreak...Not since the late Elliott Smith's Figure 8, its lyrical pain alternately distant and direct, has bruised introspection sounded so grand, hypnotic and affecting”

SCENE: "On Supermodern World of Beauty pop genius Ryan Bourne takes the expansive uplift of late-Sixties sunshine pop, the D.I.Y. aural aesthetic of garage music, a splash of Badfinger's sturdy power-pop and hits the crush button on the sonic blender."

DISCORDER: "Supermodern World of Beauty is a confident first recording that ought to take little time in becoming a favourite."

GRAYOWL POINT: "...each song shows a level of bold musicianship that artists usually reserve for an experimental second or third album."

FFWD: "...a delicate balancing of modern and retro sounds and styles with pop, psychedelic and experimental elements rendered deliciously palatable by standout musicianship and seamless arrangements."

CALGARY HERALD: "Ryan Bourne steps out beautifully on Supermodern World of Beauty...the album boasts great rock hooks... and just the right touch of trippiness."

Discography

2012
Preparing to release a split 7" with Chairs from Montreal

Recording second full-length album with Jay Crocker

2010
Debut LP 'Supermodern World of Beauty' released May 11, 2010 on Saved By Radio. (available on vinyl, cd or digital download)