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You Are Hard to Touch

by Various Artists

Ryan Michalski singer, songwriter & guitarist pop rock alternative rock metal pop rock 80's 90's musical sound Listen to the tracks and you'll understand
Genre: Rock: 90's Rock
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1. Are You Standing Here Ryan Michalski
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2. Do You Love Me Ryan Michalski
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3. Dreams Crashing Down Ryan Michalski
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4. Fa-Q Ryan Michalski
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5. Hearts & Diamonds Ryan Michalski
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6. Movie Ryan Michalski
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7. Ninth Moon Ryan Michalski
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8. Rock Star Ryan Michalski
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9. She a Girl Ryan Michalski
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10. She Makes Me Feel Ryan Michalski
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11. She Tell Her Self Ryan Michalski
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12. You Are Hard to Touch Ryan Michalski
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13. You Make Me Cry Ryan Michalski
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14. You Tuoched Me Ryan Michalski
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15. You Wish Ryan Michalski
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ryan Michalski is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who comes from a small town in New Jersey called Ringwood where he lived for 25 years. He started playing guitar at the age of 14. Ryan always worked on his playing technique and writing skills. He grew up in the 80’s hair-metal generation developing a taste for indie-pop and alternative music. He moved to Tampa, Florida in 1996 and went to art school. He also dabbled in public access television and other projects. For the last 20 years he’s been writing, recording and releasing CD’s under alias’ such as Ryan Cosmonaught, Dead Dark Slide and Space King.

His music is a fusion of pop, rock, metal, gothic rock and everything else in between. However, the style of music is all his own, creating an authentic, delightful out-of-the-box sound I haven’t heard in years.

Ryan Michalski released his newest single “Ninth Moon”, which is an upbeat indie-rock alternative song. The song is about daydreaming, but instead of being on ‘cloud 9’ you are really in your own world. The storyline is easy on this one; it’s about daydreaming being a happy place. It has a great pop rock 80’s rhythm with plenty of nostalgic appeal to it. It brings you back to those glory days. It just makes you smile from one ear to the other. This single is a fine representation as to the talents of Ryan Michalski.

Ryan has collaborated with many musicians from all genres and with vast musical backgrounds. Working with talent like that allows Ryan to hone in on a unique sound that is instantly identifiable by audiences worldwide. It has also created a well rounded and versed musician.

Under the alias Ryan Cosmonaught project “The Ryan Cosmonaught Project” was nominated for a German Grammy (the song was titled “Rock Star”) in 2005. He has also been signed to

This is one artist that audiences would benefit to experience live. I hear he puts on a hell of a show!


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Damond Jiniya

Damond Jiniya
"You Are Hard To Touch"

CD Review by Damond Jiniya

Electronic music has always played a pivotal role in the forefront of modern innovation.

When you go back and look at history, you see that synth has always been on the

frontline to most musical revolutions. Bands like Kraftwerk, Devo, Skinny Puppy, NIN

and MGMT are the first to come to mind. For over three generations synthesizers have

changed the norm and started entirely new genres. With that said, most electronic music

lends itself to artistic experimentation. Very rarely do you get radio friend pop that feeds

the masses. This is not the case on Ryan Michealski's new release: "You Are Hard To

Touch".

Partly produced and recorded by internationally renowned producer, Juan "Punchy"

Gonzalez (Morbid Angel, Nile, Diet of Worms), it's clear from song one that the overall

sound is top quality. You are immediately taken in by hooks - both musically and

melodically. Ryan has a very distinctive voice. He's got a British flavor reminding me of

Pet Shop Boys meets Peter Murphy.

There are many stand-outs on this release. Heart and Diamonds has an upbeat infectious

vibe that fans of any genre would appreciate. My only issue with this album is that it's

extremely hard to get the hooks out of your head. I hate having to explain to my coworkers

why I can't stop singing Fah-Q all day at my desk.

I would recommend this release to anyone. There is a Goth flavor, electronica with hints

of grunge. You Are Hard To Touch proves that good songwriting makes genre almost

seem non-existent.

Thumbs UP!!

Zanger

Zanger
Zanger, songwriter, gitarist Ryan Michalski is afkomstig uit een onooglijk plaatsje in New Jersey

dat Ringwood heet. In 1996 verkaste hij naar Tampa, Florida en de laatste twintig jaar

hield hij zich bezig

met songschrijven, plaatopnamen maken en cd’s uitbrengen onder pseudoniemen zoals Space King,

Dead Dark Slide en vooral Ryan Cosmonaught. Onder die laatste naam was Ryan Michalski

in 2005 genomineerd voor

German Grammy met de single ‘Rock Star’, een nummer dat werd weerhouden voor zijn jongste worp

‘You Are Hard To Touch’.

Er zijn slechts weinig muziekgenres waaraan Ryan Michalski zich niet heeft gewaagd. Hij ging van pop

over rock naar gothic rock, indie rock en alles daartussen. Een etiket op Ryan Michalski is bijgevolg

schier onmogelijk.

Op het hoesje kijkt er ons een netjes afgeborstelde jongeman tegemoet en je zou niet zeggen dat die

kerel zo ruig uit de boxen kan knallen.

Het stevige‘Are You Standing here’ brengt ons meteen in de juiste stemming. Ryan Michalski toont

ons aan dat loeihard niet altijd het synoniem hoeft te zijn voor dom of stompzinnig en daar zijn songs

als ‘Ninth Moon’ en vooral het intelligente ‘Dreams Crashing Down’ het voorbeeld van. ‘Hearts & Diamonds’ is, samen met de traag

voortkabbelende titelsong, misschien de minste track op ‘You Are Hard To Touch’, maar die twee nummers zijn dan ook nog altijd van

een aanvaardbaar niveau.

Soms laat Ryan Michalski horen door wie hij zoal is beïnvloed. ‘In ‘Do You Love Me’ doet hij een beetje aan The Byrds denken en in

‘She A Girl’ hoor ik in de zang zelfs een flard van The Beatles. Ook het lichtvoetige ‘She Makes Me Feel’ klinkt very sixties en voor de

uitsmijter ‘You Wish’ worden de zware kanonnen nog een laatste keer in stelling gebracht.

Ryan Michalski mag dan al geen muzikaal wonder zijn, maar hij zou met

‘You Are Hard To Touch’ op geen enkele fuif misstaan.




Ryan Michalski proves on his latest release ‘You Are Hard To Touch’ that hard rocking music not always has to be stupid.

Ryan Michalski

Ryan Michalski
Ryan Michalski is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who comes from a small town in New Jersey called Ringwood

where he lived for 25 years. He started playing guitar at the age of 14. Ryan always worked on his playing technique

and writing skills. He grew up in the 80’s hair-metal generation developing a taste for indie-pop and alternative music.

He moved to Tampa, Florida in 1996 and went to art school. He also dabbled in public access television and other projects.

For the last 20 years he’s been writing, recording and releasing CD’s under alias’ such as Ryan Cosmonaught, Dead Dark Slide

and Space King. His music is a fusion of pop, rock, metal, gothic rock and everything else in between. However, the style of music

is all his own, creating an authentic, delightful out-of-the-box sound I haven’t heard in years.

Ryan Michalski released his newest single "Ninth Moon", which is an upbeat indie-rock alternative song. The song is about daydreaming,

but instead of being on 'cloud 9' you are really in your own world. The storyline is easy on this one; it’s about daydreaming being a happy place.

It has a great pop rock 80’s rhythm with plenty of nostalgic appeal to it. It brings you back to those glory days. It just makes you smile from one ear

to the other. This single is a fine representation as to the talents of Ryan Michalski. Ryan has collaborated with many musicians from all genres

and with vast musical backgrounds. Working with talent like that allows Ryan to hone in on a unique sound that is instantly identifiable by audiences

worldwide. It has also created a well rounded and versed musician.

Under the alias Ryan Cosmonaught project "The Ryan Cosmonaught Project" was nominated for a German Grammy (the song was titled "Rock Star")

in 2005. This is one artist that audiences would benefit to experience live. I hear he puts on a hell of a show!

the bay buzz

http://www.thebaybuzz.org/Reviews.html
Electronic music has always played a pivotal role in the forefront of modern innovation.
When you go back and look at history, you see that synth has always been on the frontline to most musical revolutions. Bands like Kraftwerk,
Devo, Skinny Puppy, NIN and MGMT are the first to come to mind. For over three generations synthesizers have changed the norm and started entirely new
genres. With that said, most electronic music lends itself to artistic experimentation.
Very rarely do you get radio friend pop that feeds the masses. This is not the case on Ryan Michealski's new release: "You Are Hard to Touch".
Partly produced and recorded by internationally renowned producer,
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (Morbid Angel, Nile, Diet of Worms), it's clear from song one that the overall sound is top quality.
You are immediately taken in by hooks - both musically and melodically.
Ryan has a very distinctive voice. He's got a British flavor reminding me of Pet Shop Boys meets Peter Murphy.

There are many stand-outs on this release. Heart and Diamonds has an upbeat infectious vibe that fans of any genre would appreciate.
My only issue with this album is that it's extremely hard to get the hooks out of your head.
I hate having to explain to my co-workers why I can't stop singing Fah-Q all day at my desk.

I would recommend this release to anyone. There is a Goth flavor, electronica with hints of grunge.
Are You Standing proves that good songwriting makes genre almost seem non-existent.

Thumbs UP!!
http://www.thebaybuzz.org/Reviews.html

Who played on

Who played on the ryan michalski record
Are You Standing Here
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,
Damond Jiniya Vocal (Bands) "Savatage" (2000–2005)Diet of Worms" (1997–2004). He recorded with "Lover of Sin"
(Christian Death) in 2003.

Do You Love Me
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,

Dreams Crashing Down
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,

Fa-Q
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,
Damond Jiniya Vocal (Bands) "Savatage" (2000–2005)Diet of Worms" (1997–2004). He recorded with "Lover of Sin"
(Christian Death) in 2003.

Hearts & Diamonds
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,
Damond Jiniya Vocal (Bands) "Savatage" (2000–2005)Diet of Worms" (1997–2004). He recorded with "Lover of Sin"
(Christian Death) in 2003.

Movie
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,


Ninth Moon
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,


Rock Star
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,


She a Girl
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,


She Makes Me Feel
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,


She Tell Her Self
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,

You Are Hard to Touch
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Chuck Lenihan (BANDS ) Crumbsucker ,Vasaria, Genitorturers
John Oliva (BANDS )"Savatage" " Jon Oliva's Pain"

You Make Me Cry
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Cosmic Punch.Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,

You Tuoched Me
Ryan michalski (BANDS )Cosmic Punch.spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk,Dead Dark Slide
Chuck Lenihan (BANDS ) Crumbsucker ,Vasaria, Genitorturers

You Wish
Ryan michalski (BANDS )spaceking, ryan boll room & men milk, Gutiar, Acoustic Guitar,Clean Vocals
Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (bands) Diet Of Worms & the Neglected & Lover of Sin & Christian Death,