Berlin’s Ryan Davis has carved out a niche all of his own over the past 10 years, releasing exquisite melodic techno and electronica on revered labels Bedrock, Traum, and his own Klangwelt label. Along the way he’s been championed by Sasha, Stephan Bodzin, Hernan Cattaneo and John Digweed, and collaborated with Max Cooper and Applescal. The ‘From Within EP’ marks his first original release on Anjunadeep following memorable remixes of Andrew Bayer and Olafur Arnalds.
The cinematic ‘Paper Rockets’ begins the EP in subtle fashion, showcasing Ryan’s talent for intricate production and mellow moods. ‘Brun’ a stand-out from last year’s ‘Anjunadeep 07’ compilation has the hallmarks of an Anjunadeep classic, combining club-ready sounds with emotional melodies that tug at the heart-strings.
‘Crawne’ takes things deeper and darker, blending a chugging slo-mo groove with spacey atmospherics. Ryan takes things full techno on ‘Undine’ a peak-time cut laced with dystopian soundscape and driving drums. We return to cinematic ambience on EP closer ‘Beyar’, a stunning slice of deft melodies and vivid celestial samples.