“Desperate” is the recent composition from LA-based classical composer and pianist Ryan Whyman which will creep into your bloodstream not long after the prelude. If you’re looking for the same haunted ethereal tonality as found in Ramin Djawadi’s “Light of the Seven”, you’re going to be suitably wounded by Desperate. Pairing the striking notes of the piano with the growling reverberance of the cello is more than enough to emotively contend with. Then, the inclusion of vocals from Yas Khaleghi is enough to leave your soul feeling as though it has been rearranged. It’s celestial, it’s compelling, and it’s another poignant reminder that Classical soundscapes are still a necessity in 2019.
That all sounds like incredibly high praise, doesn’t it? Why don’t you see if you can reach the outro without feeling the same way? Desperate is now available via SoundCloud along with Ryan Whyman’s earlier compositions.
Review by Amelia Vandergast