“Serendipity” - defined as making discoveries or happy accidents - is the debut EP by Liam van Ryn (formerly known as Revenu). It’s a fitting description for the four tracks that were the result of intensive and prolonged sessions “goofing around” on analogue gear. “I was interested in the way I could make the music sound slightly unnatural, or like it couldn’t be played by a real musician, even though that was often the starting point,” he explains.
Based in Hull, van Ryn makes richly textured and layered, cinematic music that is both experimental and (mostly) electronic. An alumnus of Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers project (a grassroots talent discovery and development programme), he was commissioned in 2017 by Hull City of Culture to write and perform a tribute to the pioneering work of local hero Basil Kirchin - an outsider musician, free-thinker and pioneer of sound manipulation.
“Serendipity” is released in August 2018 on 12”/Digital with artwork by http://www.jaymoy.com