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Empty EP

by William Ryan Fritch

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"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

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'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.

This EP, which will be released digitally November 11th, is the most recent installment in Lost Tribe Sound’s expansive subscription series of Fritch’s music; an endeavor that will see 10 albums (6 1/2 hours of new music ) released in a span of less than nine months. In addition to this ambitious spate of records, his celebrated collaborative project with drummer Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir), Death Blues 'Ensemble' was released on September 23rd.

'Empty' is available for purchase as a digital EP. It is also 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.


released November 11, 2014

All songs written, performed, and mastered by William Ryan Fritch
Published by Settled Scores LLC (ASCAP)
Copyrighted by Lost Tribe Sound, LLC
Recorded in 2014 near San Francisco, CA
Artwork by Joao Ruas


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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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Track Name: Tend
tend to what you wish to grow
it will only burgeon with your love
Track Name: A Dying Trade
what a tired pitiful thing
all the noise made overselling
a debased and devalued trade
under whelmed and oversate
how far will we bend to make ends meet?
abundant disposable things
in a world that is ever-drying
there’s no fleeting intangible thing
that will make this dry riverbed flow
but when every well has been drained
and each mouth is raw and parched
where will we draw vitality from?
how far must we bend to make ends meet
beaten down and bowed to the breaking point
there is no defeat
I will find a way to make ends meet
Track Name: Too Little, Too Much
oh how it rains down, heavy as lead
over lands bloated and drowned
and that very sky seals up, not spilling a drip
over lands cankered and bone dry
though it is not fate, nor a curse, or a streak of bad luck
it is just the world with us too little and too much
wars hell fires may burn, burn, burn through valleys of lambs
while savage hearted men reside
in these safe and dull, policed utopian dreams
while some may claim it’s a god that favors our clever cruel touch
it’s just the world with us too little and too much
Track Name: You Remain
when you were new to me
our love was a blind and electric thing
it would make my hair stand on it’s end
and leave me buzzing for days
and though the fiery rush of each loving touch
has surely changed
there’s no surface heat that can warm
like the pyre of enduring love
and with the way you fan and feed the flame
nothing burns like you
you remain new to me
when you were new to me
you were a rare and mystical thing
and though you’ve revealed your most humanly traits
your magic remains
there is no celestial power
that can move me like your fleshly frame
you remain new to me
Track Name: Backwards Birth
with bodies stiff with scabs our hold on life is so tenuous
for each impact leaves nothing intact
and it’ll all spill out molten and red
such a fragile and finicky thing that holds us
we are born short of sight, dependent and in debt
and that's how we'll surely return
crawling to a backwards birth

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