Ryland Bouchard is a singer-songwriter, photographer, and film-maker who creates smart and personal indie folk with bedroom tones and soundscape oriented work. He has been producing music in recent years that is associated with his nature documentaries and projecting a sense of tranquility, melancholy, and isolation. Back in the early '00s, he started out as The Robot Ate Me, a wildly imaginative one-man act that alternated between sublime indie folk songs and jarring but fascinating avant-garde pieces backed by his performance art on stage. His folk tendencies gradually became more prominent and by at the end of the decade he was digging deeper into the world of atmospheric folk, recording under his own name and turning to a sound that lies somewhere on the path that connects Bon Iver, Connor Oberst and M Ward, which is where he seems to have settled for the time being.
The Robot Ate Me, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Connor Oberst, M. Ward, Runnner
He played idiosyncratic, experimental indie music under the moniker The Robot Ate Me in the early to mid '00s.