Ryan Marshall Lawhon of Pacific Air unveils a new project entitled Mating Ritual. Drawing heavily from New Age and early 90’s electronic soundscapes, Ryan explores writing melancholic pop songs that feature texture and noise as often as they do melody and rhythm.
To introduce Mating Ritual, Ryan has released two tracks from the upcoming Mating Ritual EP. “Toxins,” a pulsating pop number with dynamic vocal hooks and dense halftime textures, directly contrasted by “Game” which explores a moody and deprecating darkness.
Ryan addresses the state of Pacific Air and the creative nature behind Mating Ritual in his own words:
“While my brother and best friend Taylor pursues education and explores different endeavors in his life, Pacific Air will be taking a hiatus, and when the time is right for both of us, it will resurface. The last 2 years have been some of the most exciting, frustrating, and wonderful years we’ve encountered, but now I have a bigger, more exciting challenge…
Mating Ritual is alive and here to stay, independent and eager to mark out it’s own place in the seemingly endless ocean that is the modern music community.
Mating Ritual is my first completely solo project, and I’ve spent the better part of a year (mostly) by myself working in a dark cave in the Valley. With previous musical projects, I have always put rules on my songwriting to preserve some (possibly false) sense of continuity with myself. For Mating Ritual I let these hesitations dissolve and allowed the songs to go where they needed to, resulting in the most explosive, beautiful, textural and honest songs that I have been a part of, baby.
Ryan Marshall Lawhon”