2019 album. Electronica.
Becoming Real is a UK electronic producer based in Copenhagen, hailed as by Line Of Best Fit “Ridler has become an expert arranger. One of UK’s most promising young talents”. ‘Mist Face’ finds him further exploring the influence of grime, vapour wave, cyberpunk and ambient dream music, paired with detailed and engrossing sound design that conjures fragmented ghostly scenes in empty future cities.
Following the release of his debut album ‘Pure Apparition’, he took some time out of music to focus on the visual arts. ‘Mist Face’ is his most fully realised project yet.
“Becoming Real makes idiosyncratic mutant soul music, full of wild colour and weird texture” - Fact magazine
“A quality, crafted listen caught somewhere between Jon Hopkins, Rustie and HowToDressWell" NME
This album is for those of you out there that dig Arca, Burial, Four Tet, Varg, HKE, Murlo, Dream Catalogue and Actress. Since his first release in 2010 he’s dropped several well-received EPs and an album on Transgressive Records. His early promise earned him inclusion in The Guardian’s ‘New Band Of The Week’ and NME’s ‘Radar’ features, and saw him pick up radio support from Lauren Laverne, Huw Stevens, Mistajam, Rinse and Mary Ann Hobbs. Long may his reign in this genre continue.