The Brooklyn-based trio Rhyton have evolved their psych-rock sound since 2011, incorporating unusual instrumentation and compositions. Redshift, their third release for Thrill Jockey, is their most expansive and accomplished effort. Dave Shuford (No-Neck Blues Band), often utilizes alternate tunings, string-twisting, and varied speakers/pedals to produce uncommon sounds.
Rhyton's music is deeply rooted in Middle Eastern and Greek folk melodies and the album touches on country-rock, such as in the Grateful Dead-inspired title track. They also deliver a unique take on Joe Walsh's "Turn to Stone", feeding vocals through a Leslie speaker for a tremolo effect. Rhyton's sound is highly improvisational, however, they effectively balance focus and complexity for a dynamic album.