Ryan Pollie ⫸ ⫸ ⫸ ⫸ ⫸ ⫸ ⫸
Ryan Pollie is an American musician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that now lives in Los Angeles, California. Pollie is primarily known for music under his own name and as Los Angeles Police Department. He is also a music producer that mostly self produces his own albums. Perpetual Doom is ecstatic to be releasing "Museum at the End of Time", the artist's first foray into ambient music.
Museum at the End of Time
“Museum at the End of Time” was developed by Ryan Pollie in conjunction with video synthesis artists Nicole & Paul Pichon with the intention of alleviating anxiety through an audio visual trance state. The idea was conceived by Pollie while toying with concepts of unguided, self-induced audial and visual hypnosis. Similar to “mantra”, the repeated melodic patterns within the music are intended to create a strong sense of calm and focus. The visuals, powered by both analog and digital video synthesizers, were built and rebuilt to become one intuitive interface that assists further in what is promised to be an important if not transcendent moment for the listener/viewer.
This new way of intaking sound has now been patented and will be further developed with the goal of helping others in the field of psychospiritual practice. The hope is to assist with meditation and mindfulness exercises, making a spiritual or meaningful experience easier to attain.
Release Date: December 18, 2020
Ryan Pollie Quartet
Experimental Artist Ryan Pollie has been busy exploring the soundscapes of our past. After a career’s worth of earthy folk rock albums, his last releases have been works on cassette loops [The Fridge], or large intuitive performance [with Academy of Light]. New Project “ Ryan Pollie Quartet ” aims to photograph the city streets of a bygone era. Beat Poetry and Be-Bop jazz - the album consists of early 60’s recording techniques and sound paintings. RPQ is inspired by the “free jazz” of Cecil Taylor, Keith Jarrett, Lowell Davidson, Paul Bley, Peter Brotzmann, Borah Bergman, Alexander von Schlippenbach, and Sun Ra. However just as present are the modernist avant garde composers Robert Ashley, Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldmen, Jerry Hunt, Aaron Copland, and John Cage. Combining synthesizer and tape loops with upright bass, piano and drums - the Ryan Pollie Quartet takes on a shape of its own.
Bandcamp New and Notable (November 2023): "Experimental free jazz on the latest from the Ryan Pollie Quartet, combining the sound of the past with futuristic touches."
"Twisting and turning with both ends of the candle burning, the Ryan Pollie Quartet is the perfect project to cast undeniable spells on its audience and for the folks undoubtedly sitting at home." -Primitive Man Soundz
Release Date: December 1, 2023