Rich Ruth quietly released Calming Signals in the late summer of 2019, its nuanced charms carrying us into autumn and beyond. Based in Nashville, Ruth returns this month with the Where There’s Life ep, a collection of meditative pieces written during the early months of the pandemic, and first recorded output since his debut.
Calming Signals is the latest ambient offering from promising Nashville, TN-based composer, Rich Ruth. On the album’s mesmerizing opener, “Coming Down,” a squall of guitars and bleary synthesizers weave in and out of hypnotic swells of bass and escalating saxophone. Eventually the groove crumbles and the roar intensifies, though there is still serenity to be found amidst the clamor.