Accomplished musician / producer Bryan Richie, bassist for American rock band The Sword, has announced a new solo project under the pseudonym Galactic Protector. Overflowing with bright, synthesizer melodies and blissful, melancholic IDM, the 15 track effort plays out like electronic dream pop songs, hovering between ambient introspection and more active synth pop and post-rock elements.
Tranquil, nostalgic and melodic, ‘Evening’ pushes sound beyond the realms of IDM and ambient, conjuring a more kinetic, experiential expression of sound. Using an arsenal of analogue and digital synths, Richie’s music as Galactic Protector blends new wave and cinematic influences with sophisticated downtempo beat patterns. The tracks initially took shape at Richie’s home studio as well as in the Portland studio of producer Tucker Martine (Neko Case, Modest Mouse) during recording sessions for The Sword’s 2018 release ‘Used Future’.
1. Galactic Protector 2. Space Year 1422 3. Sunset on Saba 4. Tarsier 5. No Soul 6. Infinite Bias 7. Liseran Sand 8. Amaryllis 9. Amuse Bouche 10. Greige 11. Artificial Gravity 12. Dobler Court 13. YM2612 14. Forren 15. Mother