Ryan Summers – “Chasm”


The opening track on Ryan Summers‘ new album Undo Influence, “Chasm” is enjoyably representative of the project’s eclectic stylistic reach and atmospheric capabilities. A chugging, bluesy guitar tone builds alongside escalating percussion, reminding a bit of Prefab Sprout’s “Jesse James Bolero.” Dark synth-pop cut “The Curious Story of Brad Halsey” follows, immersing listeners in a sound more akin to Depeche Mode. It’s apparent early on that Undo Influence is an intriguing listen, full of character. The pulsing electro-rock energy of “Holy Criminal” is also notable, exuding a pulsing infectiousness fit for darkly-lit, idiosyncratic dance floors.

Stream the album in full below:

“Chasm” and other memorable tracks released in October can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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