Low Roar, the musical vision of Ryan Karazija, turns moments of solitude into airy, ambient soundscapes materializing into anthemic melodies. Born in the Bay Area, Karazija spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before hopping a plane to Iceland where he relocated in 2010. That year, he recorded Low Roar’s self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, 0, in a converted garage during 2014 before gracing the stages of Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, Iceland Airwaves and beyond. Along the way, iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima heard Low Roar’s 0 playing while visiting a record store in Reykjavik. The video game legend was smitten, and Low Roar’s “I’ll Keep Coming” and “Easy Way Out” soundtracked the two high-profile trailers for Kojima’s Death Stranding video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo del Toro. Karazija spent most of 2016 traveling to Iceland, Sweden, Poland and Mexico before settling in Warsaw. During this time, he carefully assembled what would become his third full-length record, Once In A Long Long While [Nevado Music]. In the midst of his travels, he entered a London studio with longtime collaborator Mike Lindsay [Tunng]. Recording wrapped in Wales in the studio of producer/mixer Andrew Scheps [Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Hozier]. Ultimately, Once In A Long Long While reflects Low Roar at Ryan’s rawest.
"Beautiful and epic." -- The Line of Best Fit
"... Acquainting new audiences with his raw, surrounding live sound, Low Roar's presence will continue to expand." -- Paste
"Wonderfully evocative music..." -- Pigeons and Planes
"Irrefutably incredible." -- Hilly Dilly
"Cinematic, ethereal, chilly and amazing." -- Indie Shuffle