Actual Existence represents a step forward in complexity for Chicago-based instrumental trio RLYR (pronounced "Relayer"). Comprised of Steven Hess (Locrian, Cleared, etc.), Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest, ex-Russian Circles), and Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, Chord, etc.), this new four song full-length distills and expands on the explosive energy and anthemic catharses of the band's 2015 debut. RLYR have successfully fine-tuned their MC Escher-esque song structures while preserving the indelible earworm melodies that are their hallmark.