Kevin and April Ryan: “Living in the Light" Acorn 1983
Husband and wife duos always intrigue me when I come across them in the stacks of records I come across. This particular LP caught my eye a year or so ago, first based on the strength of the cover and secondly when I realized that it was a husband/wife group that had a penchant for synthesizers and clapping. Besides having an amazing jacket cover, this album delivers on the musical front as well. These two performers manage to produce some truly bizarre and beautiful songs that are either ahead of there time or behind the times. Depending on how you would look at it.
I will admit that at first I was not very welcoming to the LP, but throughout the past year I’ve become very satisfied with the selection of songs that this couple recorded 20 some odd years ago. I’ve chosen three songs for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.