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Behind The Pale

by William Ryan Fritch

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    • 180 Gram 12" vinyl housed in a matte gatefold tip-on case
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    • Gatefold artwork with lyric spread in interior
    • Mastered by Samur Khouja at Seahorse Sound
    • Laquer cut 180gm Audiophile grade black vinyl
    • Hand numbered, Limited to 300 vinyl editions
    • Pressed at Gotta Groove, Plated at RTI
    • Comes in Japanese resealable bag seal w/strip on body
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Supposed
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Behind the Pale
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What the Future Holds

about

On October 20th, 2017, William Ryan Fritch returns with his brand new full-length album on Lost Tribe Sound, a hard-fought and highly personal one, entitled, ’Behind The Pale.’ It is a stirring and profoundly beautiful rendering of a very trying time in Fritch’s life, one filled with uncertainty, vulnerability, hope and strained resolve. It’s the kind of narrative that outside explanations often make light of, become too superfluous with, or fall short of giving true meaning to. Like all good art, it does its best to translate complex, abstract emotions into palpable and compelling expression. This album, given Fritch's vast and varied musical talents, evades easy stylistic and genre classification; so we’d prefer to set the scene with words from Fritch himself.

"Behind the pale there are a million hidden suns burning brightly
Beyond the gray there is a fiery world, tumultuous and churning
Behind the opaque there are unfettered worlds vast and unimaginable
Behind the pale there are a million dying suns burning out" - WRF

It was early November, I had Behind The Pale all but finished. Ryan (the owner of Lost Tribe Sound) was pressing me to hurry and finish before the baby was born. I had time... I really didn’t want to rush it out after the craziness of the subscription series we had just run, that saw me release 13 albums in just under 18 months and the end of February was still months away. However, my daughter couldn’t wait until then. Three months before her due date she arrived.

When uncertainty is most dense, all your awareness and energy go to simply navigating along a freshly obscured path. When my daughter was born more than three months early, My wife and I did just that for countless days and weeks until we could finally bring our child home. All the time we’d envisioned to prepare for life as parents and finish our laundry list of passion projects etc. was a mirage. The ecstatic and cataclysmic personal event of having a child was thrust upon us sooner than we could have imagined. Blinded by the radiance of the limitless love and the enveloping clouds of abject fear there are no senses that are attuned to guide you but the ones that say simply “Onward!”

Behind the Pale was written across the two most transformative events in my life (and not nearly as adjacent as I would have hoped); my daughter being born and finally bringing her home.

On side A of the record, the disorientation and worry is palpable. The simple, plaintive thrum of these song’s rhythms weather flurries and swells of irrepressible intensity. These euphoric bursts and undiluted emotional swells offer transient flashes of light and clarity before settling back into the soft-focus of doubt. Tape saturation blurs and warps the edges of clear confident sounds and gives unnatural weight and musicality to the whispers and creaks of barely functioning instruments. So many colors cancelling each other out. They pool together into hauntingly beautiful grey abstractions.

On side B, songs of wounded but assured hopefulness peak through the fog of unknowing. Intimacy takes hold of the words and the instrumentation is closer now than before. Light permeates many obscured things. Much remains uncertain, but in the small moments basking in the untainted love and goodness of your child, the future for the first time seems undimmed."
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releases October 20, 2017

All Songs Written, Performed, Mixed & Recorded by William Ryan Fritch
Mastered by Samur Khouja at Seahorse Sound Studios
Design & Layout by Ryan Keane
Photos Licensed from The National Museum Of Health And Medicine
Images Modified from the originals under Creative Commons License 2.0
(CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY/2.0/)
© William Ryan Fritch / Lost Tribe Sound LLC
Published by Settled Scores LLC 2017 (ASCAP)

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William Ryan Fritch California

William Ryan Fritch is a composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer currently based in Oakland, California. His compositions are characterized by his unique range as a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer, allowing him to realize large ensemble arrangements found in folk, Indie-rock, electronica,
Hip-hop, World and orchestral music as a solo endeavor.
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Track Name: Depths of Our Minds
Oh what lies beneath this parchment thin skin?
Little more than rivers of blood and nervousness.
Each beam of light is pregnant with every color in the spectrum. There is potential in everything.

If in each overlooked beam of light there resides every color of the spectrum glowing, then there is potential in anything. As we descend to the darkest part of our minds. As we descend, we descend deeper down.

All that we’ve known, that we’ve felt, that we remember has been blurred and bent in the echoes of our minds. And all that we know and that we feel will be bent by time.

What do we hide, do we hide from the ones we love most? Oh what lives, what lives beneath our nails and what lives, what lurks in the shadows of our mind as we descend, we descend deeper down.