Himalyan Bear 'Pastoral Memoria' EP

Himalyan Bear 'Pastoral Memoria' EP
Vancouver's Ryan Beattie is just starting to play as part of folk rock outfit Ashley Shadow, but he's still going strong with his long-running solo project, Himalayan Bear. Following the fall release of his No Golden Kingdom, he's now delivered a digital EP titled Pastoral Memoria.

The seven-song, self-released set is dedicated to the memories of two of Beattie's friends: Dieter Darker and Elfin Saddle's Jordan McKenzie. With regards to the former, Beattie added lyrics written by Darker to the fuzzed-up, strum-and-synth piece "Burning."

Though Beattie played the bulk of the instruments himself, live drums were handled by Marek Tyler, and Megan Boddy added a few vocals. The penultimate "Thunderless Golden Light for the Blue Fog of My Mind" also features a field recording captured at the Ke Ahu a Laka Heiau.

You can check out the full EP down below.