Echoes Podcast: RIP Low Roar’s Ryan Karaziya

Echoes Podcast: We remember Low Roar's Ryan Karaziya

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Ryan Karaziya of Low Roar Live on Echoes 2014

On the Echoes Podcast, we go back to a couple of Echoes features that ran in 2011 and 2014.  Both were with the group, Low Roar, whose founder and principal creator, Ryan Karaziya, left the planet on October 29th. I was saddened to hear that Ryan had left us. He was only 40 years old. Ryan was one of the founders of The Auydrye Sessions, an alternative rock band from San Francisco.  But he moved to Iceland in 2010 for love and something in that Nordic nation’s air, probably the same thing imbibed by Sigur Ros, Olafur Arnalds and Bjork crept into his music. Karaziya’s debut as Low Roar was a haunting mix of electronic ambiences, acoustic folk and shoegaze moods.  When Echoes started playing more vocal music a decade ago, Low Roar fit right in with our ethos, creating heartbreaking songs bathed in ambience.  He’s recorded several albums since then, a couple talking about love lost. In the Echoes Podcast we’ll hear Ryan talking about his music.