Image via Joss Ryan

Image via Joss Ryan

Producer Joss Ryan’s new EP A Dark Tale feels like an exercise in atmosphere creation, three songs comprising the vibe of a beautiful evening, steeped in warm, modern synths and ’90s R&B melodies. EP closer “Haunt You” makes particularly effective use of Ryan’s formula, begging for a sultry female vocal to complete the picture. A Dark Tale—far bigger and brighter than its title suggests—clocks in at just north of twelve minutes, a concise, immediately accessible introduction to Ryan’s style.