Together with his friend Zac Shields, he started a band called Dead Man's Bones.
So far I am loving everything about this project!
As you will hear and see it is very raw and super creative.
Their whole outlook on music and the industry is really interesting.
I think it's great.
(apparently the whole video was shot in 1 take on 2 rolls of super 8mm film. Cool stuff.)
Don't you love his voice and his style? I sure do!
You can check out a really fantastic article about this collaboration onPitchfork.
Here is one interesting little paragraph from the article...
"Integral to the creation of Dead Man's Bones was the pair's motivation to keep things as raw and real as possible, stripped down to reveal even the limitations of their musicianship. When it came time to record the album, Gosling and Shields created a set of White Stripes-esque rules to follow so as to not taint the purity of the process. Rules like no click tracks or electric guitars, no more than three takes, and playing all of the instruments themselves (along with producer Tim Anderson of (Ima Robot). Gosling played cello and piano for the first time, while Shields took up the drums."
Really you should read the whole thing!
Also check out Dead Man's Bones other video here and download the song that I first heard that instantly sold me here.
Who knew Ryan was so multi-talented? A true artist. He is one cool canadian cat. Yup I have a crush.
Let me know what you think about the article and the music!