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High Ground (documentary) - Musician (synth programmer) 2012
Green Lantern - Synth Programming 2011
Source Code - Music Programmer 2011
Rango - Musician (drums & percussion) 2011
Just Go with It - Musician (drums) 2011
Life in a Day (documentary) - Musician (drums) 2011
The Future - Composer (additional music) 2011
The Green Hornet - Composer (additional music) 2011
Jin (short) – Composer 2011
The Tourist - Composer (additional music) 2010
Unstoppable - Music Programmer 2010
Salt - Music Programmer 2010
Inception - Music Programmer 2010
Sherlock Holmes - Musician (drums & percussion) 2009
It's Complicated - Featured Soloist, Party Musician 2009
The Maiden Heist - Musician (drums) 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - (additional music) 2009
Angels & Demons - Musician (percussion) 2009
Pirate Radio - Musician (drums) 2009
Monsters vs Aliens - Composer (additional music) 2009
Duplicity - Composer (additional music) 2009
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Musician 2009
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Music Arranger 2008
Frost/Nixon - Musician (drums) 2008
The Dark Knight - Musician (uncredited) 2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan - Musician (drums) 2008
Deception - Composer (additional music) 2008
Iron Man - Additional Music Arranger 2008
Casi Divas – Composer 2008
Vantage Point - Composer (additional music) 2008
Hitman - Composer (additional music) 2007
Bee Movie - Composer (additional music) 2007
The Simpsons Movie - Composer (additional music) 2007
The Holiday - Composer (additional music) 2006
The Weather Man - Musician (drums) 2005
Island - Additional Music Programmer, Music Arranger 2005
Madagascar - Composer (additional music) 2005
Me & You & Everyone We Know - (writer: "Where Are We Going") 2005
Shark Tale - Music Programmer 2004
Shrek 2 - Sound Programmer 2004
After School Special - Composer (additional music) 2003
The Tuxedo - Soundtrack (writer/performer: "Selfhaus") 2002
Red Team - Composer (theme music) 2000
Big Monster on Campus - Soundtrack (writer: "Apex Predator) 2000
Gun Shy - Composer (additional music) 2000
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave - Music Programmer 2000
Saturn - Composer 1999
Blast from the Past - Musician 1999
The Thin Red Line - Musician (percussion) 1998
Antz - Musician (percussion loops) 1998
Overnight Delivery - Composer (additional music) 1998
Face/Off – Musician/Programmer 1997
Speed 2: Cruise Control - Musician (drums & percussion) 1997
The Fan - Score Co-producer 1996
Broken Arrow - Musician 1996
Bio-Dome - Synthesizer Programmer 1996
Bad Boys - Musician 1995
Man of the House - Composer (additional music) 1995
Drop Zone - Musician, Soundtrack (writer: "Hyphopera") 1994
Renaissance Man - Musician (percussion) 1994
Toys - Musician (drums) 1992


Coldtree Mix 2011 Hylands
Chords (Shiloh) 2010 Polytechnic Recordings
Rory's First Kiss 2008 Warner Sunset Records
Simpsons- Recklessly Impulsive 2007 Extreme Music
Pirates Live Forever 2007 EMI
Kayak For One 2007 Varese Sarabande
What (Attention Deficit) 2006 Coldharbour Recordings
Let The Light In (Lens) 2005 Armada Music
Best Friends 2005 Geffen Records, Universal
Y4K (Hybrid) 2004 Distinctive Records
Attention Deficit's Freewill Mix (BT) 2004 Nettwerk Records
How to Get Down (Ryeland) 2004 Teknology Records
AD's Out There Dub (4 Tune 500) 2004 Neutone Records
Attention Deficit Mix (Made By Monkeys) 2004 STAR 69 Records
Use Only The Drugs (Attention Deficit) 2003 Loaded Records
Morning Sci-Fi (Hybrid) 2003 Distinctive Records
AD's Thunderhead Mix 2003 Thunderpuss
Ryeland's Dreamix (Sixpence) 2003 Warner Bros. Records
AD's Adderol Session (Armin Van Buuren) 2003 Nebula Records
Ryebot's Strange Daze Mix (Deepsky) 2003 Kinetic Records
AD's Ritalin Method Mix (Crystal Method) 2002 Outpost Recrds
Ryebot's Topcone Mix (electrostatic) 2002 LOUiPiMPS
Leaves from the Tree (Peter Gabriel) 2002 Vitamin Records
Spies (Spy Game Soundtrack LP) 2001 Decca Records
Ryebot's Her Cane Mix (Rambient) 2001 Immergent Records
Technologie (ambr.sea) 2001 Silver Outlet Music
Webmix (dj ryebot) 2000 Ministry of Sound
Ryeland Allison 2000 Silver Outlet Music America
Don't Make Me Love You (Christina Aguilera) 2000 Maverick Records
Divorced (TOOL/Melvins) 2000 Ipecac Records
I'm Your Boogie Man (KC & the Sunshine Band) 1999 Buena Vista
Choo Choo Train b/w Hana (April Shower) 1999 Silver Outlet
GadGetGod (ryebot) 1999 Walt Disney
Future Tribe Breakdown (Civilization) 1999 Enterprise
groovy (engine ear) 1999 mp3.com
MadMonsterMix (ryebot) 1999 Regent Entertainment
Red Team (Refabrication) 1999 Regent Entertainment
Fresh Beets & Genetic Beets Vol. 2 (J&R) 1999 Crow's Foot
T2K (Tool) 1998 SOMA white label
SHRIFT EP (engine ear) 1998 Silver Outlet
2 Become 1: Dreamix (Spice Girls) 1998 SOMA white label
Blooperchick EP (ryejorkat) 1997 ryejorkatrecords
Poltergeist: Techno Legacy 1997 Sonic Images Records
The Fan (Soundtrack) 1996 TVT Soundtracks
TOKYO EP (DJ RA!) 1996 Sunshine
Drop Zone (Hyphopera) 1994 Varése Sarabande
Mountain: Orens Dub (Civilization) 1994 AIX Entertainment


GForce Software:
-sound design and voice programming
Distorted Reality Vol. I
Distorted Reality Vol. II: Darkness and Light
-co-producer and sound design
Roland Japan:
JP-8000, JV-1080, JV-2080, XP-50, XP-80,
MC-303, MC-505, SP-808, S-760, S-770,
MDC-1, EG-101, Dance EXP, Techno EXP, House EXP
-patch/sound design, groove construction and demo songs
Korg Japan:
Triton, Electribe A&B
-sound design and voice programming



With his father in a successful band and having Sonny and Cher for godparents, it seemed inevitable that young Ryeland would embrace the music industry. But even from such auspicious beginnings, few would have foreseen the dramatic trajectory that Ryeland Allison's career would eventually take.

Family connections enabled Ryeland to benefit from the talent and experience of some of the biggest artists of the '70s. Jam sessions with the likes of The Monkees, Keith Moon, Elton John and Ringo Starr were as commonplace for the young protégé as trips to the ballpark were for his peers. And by the time he reached double figures, Ryeland was a proficient enough percussionist to make his recording debut on Ronnie Hawkins' 'The Hawk'.

As a new decade dawned, so did a new chapter in Ryeland's burgeoning career. Having realized the potential of computers in music production, Ryeland began experimenting with Apple computers and synthesizers. By the time he graduated from the Newbridge school in 1985, Ryeland was drumming regularly for two bands, including The Motion, with whom he recorded two songs for a CBS television pilot.

Although he continued to enjoy performing live, the late '80s brought an explosion in music production technology that Ryeland found impossible to ignore. By the end of the decade he'd broadened his skill-set to encompass a number of new production tools such as digital sampling, MIDI, modular synthesis and sequencing software.

After further forays with academia, Ryeland was thrown in at the deep end of professional studio production. In 1990, he began working as an assistant engineer to multi Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer Mike Post. Together they worked on a number of seminal 90s TV shows, including L.A. Law and Law & Order.

Post was just one of many big names to help Ryeland refine his style. Through Ray Colcord and Jeff Rona, Ryeland began a long-lasting relationship with Hans Zimmer, for whom he performed drums for sample library sessions. This soon developed into full production and compositional tasks for major films such as Broken Arrow and Drop Zone. Meanwhile, Ryeland was co-developing the Distorted Reality sample library alongside Eric Persing of Roland. Distorted Reality would eventually become one of the biggest selling sample CD-ROMs of all time, with Zimmer himself utilizing its various textures and effects in The Fan.

By the turn of the millennium, Ryeland had worked alongside some of the biggest names in the film industry, composing and programming for films as diverse as Antz, Face/Off and Speed 2. But not content with merely conquering Hollywood, Ryeland returned to his music industry roots to co-produce rock superstars Tool in their collaboration with The Melvins for the Crybaby album. An eponymous solo electronic album followed shortly after, as did a debut album for his group ambr.sea.

Ryeland's aptitude for producing electronic music soon got him noticed within the industry. In 2001, he began a successful collaboration with DJ/producer Dave Dresden, then and now one of the biggest names in the electronic music scene. Together they performed under the A.llison D.resden D.uo and Attention Deficit monikers, remixing a genre-bending array of acts, ranging from trance superstars Armin van Buuren and BT to pop soloists Kelis and Peaches. Ryeland worked on a number of solo projects around this time too, releasing a single on Teknology Records and producing a remix for Hybrid's Y4K compilation album in 2004.

Keen to venture outside the confines of the studio, Ryeland toured, recorded and performed with a number of bands and orchestras throughout the United States. This included performances with his own band ambr.sea, as well as in the Hans Zimmer Orchestra for the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End at Disneyland. As a resident with Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, Ryeland's film work continued unabated. A cursory glance at the credits for the past decade's highest grossing films reveals just how far his influence has spread: Inception, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Green Lantern… You'd be hard pressed to find a blockbuster that hasn't been touched by Ryeland's programming or composition in recent years. Look closely and you might even see him popping up on-screen, playing bit parts in films such as Pirates 3, It's Complicated and As Good As It Gets. Even with these turns in front of the camera, Ryeland Allison remains truly committed to creating moving and memorable soundscapes and productions for the enjoyment music and film lovers worldwide. Where this passion takes him next is anyone's guess.

Written by Gordon Stribling