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Emptied Animal

by William Ryan Fritch

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    Emptied Animal CD includes:
    • Glass Mastered CD
    • Housed in a Japanese style heavy stock, reverse printed case.
    • Limited to 250 copies.
    • Featuring artwork by Brazilian artist and illustrator João Ruas.

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"Who knew that lurking within his genre defying instrumental excursions was an emotive and meaningful voice that would take his music to another level entirely? Is there anything this guy can’t do?" - Bob Baker Fish, - CYCLIC DEFROST

Emptied Animal, the debut release from William Ryan Fritch, is an overture to the surrealist Psych-folk of his upcoming LP Leave Me Like You Found Me. This 10 song EP, full of more music and ideas than most long playing records, is comprised of five new songs featuring his honeyed, expressive vocals over bold, panoramic orchestration and five equally sumptuous and engaging instrumental tracks all showcasing a unique sense of orchestration and texture. The breadth and scope of this album’s instrumentation and arrangement belie the seemingly incomprehensible fact that every sound was played live, recorded, and mixed by Fritch in his home studio.

After more than a decade of slowly refining and honing his DIY, no budget, maximalist aesthetic, Emptied Animal with it’s new, evocative sound palette is a statement piece for a solo artist who has continually strived to make music larger than his modest means. Those who purchase the physical album will receive four exclusive bonus tracks derived from the Leave Me Like You Found Me sessions. Artwork by world renowned artist/illustrator João Ruas.


released April 22, 2014

Originally released on Lost Tribe Sound. See Catalog: losttribesound.bandcamp.com

Written, recorded, and mastered by William Ryan Fritch
Artwork by João Ruas
Design and Layout by Ryan Keane
Copyrighted by Lost Tribe Sound, LLC
Published by Settled Scores LLC (ASCAP 2014)
Additional mastering on Emptied Animal Mini-EP by Carl Saff


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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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