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Death Blues Ensemble 
New album from William Ryan Fritch & Jon Mueller of Volcano Choir
Stream Ensemble in full at NPR’s First Listen for a limited time! 
 
It is epic and one of my personal favorite albums of the year.  The Deluxe LP Book version is the way to go with this release, not only do you receive the music, it is also a 16 page book filled with some of the most personal and life affirming essays I’ve ever read.  This project has a unique and truly beautiful way of framing what it means to live.
 
Drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees) and William Ryan Fritch join forces on Mueller’s new project under his well celebrated Death Blues moniker.  This work culminates in the release ofEnsemble elaborate book/LP/digital release that features seven essays about our vulnerability, the rawness of our inner lives, and how we move forward in the face of it all. The audio is an expansive orchestral soundtrack crafted by Mueller and Fritch over the course of two years.
Like the essays, the music exemplifies complex emotional and textural layers via strings, woodwinds, percussion, and wordless vocals, ranging from cinematic and dreamful to thundering and powerful over the course of its nine tracks. Late artist Lillian Rammel’s hand-made masks from the 1970s are featured throughout the package, symbolizing inward and outward perceptions. The combination of audio, text, and visual create an immersive and broad experience. This is work about people, for people.

This is being released by Mueller’s own Rhythmplex label.
Stream Death Blues ‘Ensemble’ on NPR’s First Listen  
Some of the above album information was rebroadcast from the Rhymthplex website

Listen/purchase: Heavy EP by William Ryan Fritch

Stream ‘Heavy’ EP in full at Bandcamp for a limited time. 

'Heavy', the new EP from composer William Ryan Fritch is a bombastic and ever-moving work that draws equally from the forward-thinking arrangements of modern chamber music as it does the snarling, imposing presence of Garage Rock. The whirring barrage of sounds and textures that percolate through it’s six songs are both wildly varying and effortlessly assimilated.

Bass Clarinets and French Horns growl and moan in concert with bursts of analog synths and electric guitars. Thundering primitive rhythms crunch and grind while strings, harps and flutes scurry about in the wake of each percussive stomp and crack. Using only live, acoustic, and un-sequenced instrumentation, Fritch contorts and bastardizes familiar styles and idioms much like electronic musicians do through sampling; by oversimplifying their forms, altering their tone and texture, and tangling them together in irregular and complex ways.

This EP is the most recent installment in Lost Tribe Sound’s ever expanding ‘Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series’; an endeavor that will see 10 albums of Fritch’s music (more than 6 hours of new music) released in a span of less than nine months. In addition to this ambitious spate of records, the long awaited release of his collaborative project with drummer Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir), Death Blues ‘Ensemble’ is slated for release by the label, Rhythmplex on September 23rd, 2014.

'Heavy' will also be included as a bonus download card to those purchase the Deluxe LP Book of 'Revisionist' or subscribe to the 10 album Leave Me Sessions Series from Fritch. ‘Revisionist’ the epic final installment of William Ryan Fritch’s Subscription Series is coming in early 2015.

'Heavy', the new EP from composer William Ryan Fritch is a bombastic and ever-moving work that draws equally from the forward-thinking arrangements of modern chamber music as it does the snarling, imposing presence of Garage Rock. The whirring barrage of sounds and textures that percolate through it’s six songs are both wildly varying and effortlessly assimilated.

Bass Clarinets and French Horns growl and moan in concert with bursts of analog synths and electric guitars. Thundering primitive rhythms crunch and grind while strings, harps and flutes scurry about in the wake of each percussive stomp and crack. Using only live, acoustic, and un-sequenced instrumentation, Fritch contorts and bastardizes familiar styles and idioms much like electronic musicians do through sampling; by oversimplifying their forms, altering their tone and texture, and tangling them together in irregular and complex ways.

This EP is the most recent installment in Lost Tribe Sound’s ever expanding Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series; an endeavor that will see 10 albums of Fritch’s music (more than 6 1/2 hours of new music) released in a span of less than nine months. In addition to this ambitious spate of records, the long awaited release of his collaborative project with drummer Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir), Death Blues ‘Ensemble’ is slated for release by the label, Rhythmplex on September 23rd, 2014.

Artwork by Joao Ruas

'Heavy', the new EP from composer William Ryan Fritch is a bombastic and ever-moving work that draws equally from the forward-thinking arrangements of modern chamber music as it does the snarling, imposing presence of Garage Rock. The whirring barrage of sounds and textures that percolate through it’s six songs are both wildly varying and effortlessly assimilated.

Bass Clarinets and French Horns growl and moan in concert with bursts of analog synths and electric guitars. Thundering primitive rhythms crunch and grind while strings, harps and flutes scurry about in the wake of each percussive stomp and crack. Using only live, acoustic, and un-sequenced instrumentation, Fritch contorts and bastardizes familiar styles and idioms much like electronic musicians do through sampling; by oversimplifying their forms, altering their tone and texture, and tangling them together in irregular and complex ways.

This EP is the most recent installment in Lost Tribe Sound’s ever expanding ‘Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series’; an endeavor that will see 10 albums of Fritch’s music (more than 6 hours of new music) released in a span of less than nine months. In addition to this ambitious spate of records, the long awaited release of his collaborative project with drummer Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir), Death Blues ‘Ensemble’ is slated for release by the label, Rhythmplex on September 23rd, 2014.

‘Heavy’ will be available for purchase as a digital EP August 19th. It will also be included as a bonus download card to those who purchase the Deluxe LP Book of ‘Revisionist’, the epic final installment of William Ryan Fritch’s Subscription Series coming later this Fall.

Artwork by Joao Ruas

Oh man, it’s criminal to think maybe only 5 people may have supported this new Skyphone release, (or else all the other fans don’t have a Bandcamp fan page set up).  Fantastic trio, love everyone of their albums.  Their music is a world all it’s own!

Lost Tribe Sound is having a big summer sale on most physical media . If there are titles you were hoping to grab and hold, now is the time, some over 50% off! These are the finest music filled beer coasters in the land! Visit our Shop here: http://losttribesound.bandcamp.com/merchTitles from William Ryan Fritch, Cock & Swan, Part Timer, Graveyard Tapes, Vieo Abiungo, and Pollution Salute are all on sale.
It’s summer, just in time for our newest line of products, luxury beer coasters! Created with the discerning collector in mind using only the finest untreated, heavy stock papers riches can afford. These coasters are a must for all your micro crafted brews and organic vegan wines. But that’s not all, they now include free music! What, don’t like music you say? Have no fear, these handy plastic discs can also serve as entertaining drinking games, such as frisbie golf, and let’s blind that guy over there with the reflective power of the Sun, or loop the disc through your favorite necklace chain to create an instantly cool medallion. Get em while they last, these coveted coasters are flying out the vaults at an unbelievable pace. Thanks for your support,Lost Tribe Sauced formerly known as Lost Tribe Sound

Lost Tribe Sound is having a big summer sale on most physical media . If there are titles you were hoping to grab and hold, now is the time, some over 50% off! These are the finest music filled beer coasters in the land! 

Visit our Shop here: http://losttribesound.bandcamp.com/merch

Titles from William Ryan FritchCock & SwanPart TimerGraveyard Tapes, Vieo Abiungo, and Pollution Salute are all on sale.

It’s summer, just in time for our newest line of products, luxury beer coasters! Created with the discerning collector in mind using only the finest untreated, heavy stock papers riches can afford. These coasters are a must for all your micro crafted brews and organic vegan wines. 

But that’s not all, they now include free music! What, don’t like music you say? Have no fear, these handy plastic discs can also serve as entertaining drinking games, such as frisbie golf, and let’s blind that guy over there with the reflective power of the Sun, or loop the disc through your favorite necklace chain to create an instantly cool medallion. Get em while they last, these coveted coasters are flying out the vaults at an unbelievable pace. 

Thanks for your support,
Lost Tribe Sauced formerly known as Lost Tribe Sound

The masters from the upcoming William Ryan Fritch album ‘Revisionist’ sound utterly amazing! Featuring collaborations with Origamibiro & The Joy of BoxDM Stith, Esme Patterson (Paper Bird) and Benoît Pioulard, this deluxe book vinyl can be reserved by subscribing to the Leave Me Subscription Series (9 albums, almost 5 hours of music).

The music of composer/multi-instrumentalist Fritch spans a wide range of styles from psych folk to modern classical.

To subscribe visit the link below and above, or if the cost is a little much all at once, we’ve also set up a way to pay in 3 equal installments here: http://losttribesound.com/william-ryan-fritch-subscription-series/.

This packaging is well worth it, featuring artwork from renowned artist Joao RuasJamie Mills Illustration, and more.

Also, subscribe and get the first 5 albums the same day at Bandcamp here: http://losttribesound.bandcamp.com/album/leave-me-sessions-subscription-series-pre-order