William Ryan Fritch - Revisionist (Out Now)

William Ryan Fritch's  release Revisionist, is out now worldwide on Deluxe Vinyl/CD/Digital To purchase a copy visit us, HERE

Following his work with Volcano Choir drummer Jon Mueller under the name of Death Blues, Fritch called on the likes of Benoit PioulardD.M. StithOrigamibiro and Esmé Patterson to help realise his latest album, Revisionist. These inspired partnerships take Fritch's instrumentation and craft to new destinations, employing new techniques while furthering its immediacy and appeal.

This is the biggest project we've ever done for composer William Ryan Fritch. It comes in a few formats, a gorgeous (limited edition of 300) LP hard cover book (Vinyl Edition includes two bonus EPs), or in a digipak CD. Both feature the imagery of world renowned artist Joao Ruas. Many of the deluxe vinyl editions have already been spoken for, due to the 11 album Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series . Don't sleep on this one, it will never be repressed in this form.  

Buy or Stream Revisionist here:
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Join the Leave Me Sessions (11 Album) Series to get Revisionist at a reduced price HERE

Press Reviews:

"Revisionist [is] a grand and sweeping statement marked by staggering beauty and a careful patience" - STEREOGUM 

"Fritch's haunting vocals and thumping percussion...evoke a sense of euphoric dread" - VICE 

"Orchestral folk that rattles you to the core with its massive beauty" - FLAVORWIRE 

"Fritch shapes "unruly" acoustic source material with a bevy of effects before putting the sounds to work as building blocks. Churning figures for string orchestra, rolling piano chords, and pealing electric guitar leads provide warm centers to sonic landscapes strewn with junkyard-snare hits and amplified pedal noise." - PITCHFORK 

"It’s a conceptually overwhelming experience, but Fritch’s gentle vocals feel warm and reassuring." - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND 

"Despite its subject matter, the album doesn’t come across as a United Nations summit. Instead, the music echoes with the weight of prophecy." - A CLOSER LISTEN 

"There’s a vulnerability and innocence here that is nothing short of breathtaking. His ability to sew these contradictory elements together is the real key to this album. It really does feel like something definitive." - CYCLIC DEFROST 

"A song-based album that naturally situates Fritch's distinctive voice, an ear-catching instrument that undulates in tandem with the slow, dream-like flow of the music, at the forefront." - TEXTURA 

"This is the free-gan style of modern-baroque-classic that all DIY orchestral auteurs and musicians should take note of." - IMPOSE MAGAZINE 

"There’s an impossibly gripping aesthetic to this..., a feeling that goes far beyond your headphones, your building, even the city that you’re in." - ART INFO 

"A rich and soaring soundscape that envelops the listener in a beautiful ethereal haze" - THE BAY BRIDGED 


William Ryan Fritch: Empty EP (Out Now)

Empty, the latest EP from composer William Ryan Fritch, is an album of deceptively simple songs that, with their raw and unrestrained conveyance, emanate persuasive warmth and candor. The stripped down and restrained arrangements of these tracks are brought into extreme focus, saturating each note, thud, and pause with an expansive depth of field. These intimate songs proudly show their bruises. They offer stability in their numerous creaks and rasps, find clarity in common disillusionment, and celebrate loving and morbid tangents in the same breath.  The beautiful cover art was provided by renowned Brazilian artist and illustrator João Ruas.

Press Reviews:

"Fritch’s prodigious output is evidence that he is pouring his heart into his work, and by extension, into a deeper philosophy." - A Closer Listen 

"Empty shows Fritch at his most heartfelt and, surprisingly, vocal." - Exclaim! 

"At first blush, the songs seem straightforward enough, but an undercurrent of dread and disillusionment can be gleaned beneath their surfaces, an impression sonically reinforced when so many of them are animated by plodding rhythms." - Textura 

Also "Tend" from the Empty EP was featured in this epic video from GoPro: Descent Into the Lava of Marum in 4K. Check it out at around the 9:50 minute mark HERE.

Buy or Stream the Empty EP here:
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Graveyard Tapes: White Rooms ( Vinyl - CD - Digital)

Both Matthew Collings and Euan McMeeken (glacis, Kays Lavelle) of Graveyard Tapes have long embraced collaboration in their solo careers, having worked with the likes of Ben Frost, Old Earth, and Dag Rosenqvist (Jasper TX). This time around with White Rooms they’ve given their collaborative natures ample room to breathe. Many tracks were improvised with Ben Chatwin, who records as Talvihorros, while the song “Flicker” finds omni-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter William Ryan Fritch (Vieo Abiungo, Death Blues Ensemble) lending his cello.

Press Reviews for White Rooms:

"It is its own thing, completely mesmerizing. Graveyard Tapes have found their true voice in 'White Rooms'." - Popmatters 

"Influences such as Radiohead and Atlas Sound creep into the music, but Graveyard Tapes have their own unreachable crypt. It wakes from combat, ready for a new day." - Fluid Radio 

"Once again pooling their considerable talents for an arresting set of experimental pop songs" - Honorable mention as "Album of the Month" - Textura 

"8/10 Stars - An excellent work that marks this classic music." - Son of Marketing 

"tension between traditional melody and found sound based musical backing, which always threatens to open out into rock climax but, most satisfyingly, never does, is excellent." - Cyclic Defrost 

Grab a copy here:
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