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Leave Me Like You Found Me

by William Ryan Fritch

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    FLAC downloads come in 24 bit high quality format (only available here). Be sure to buy the physical if you'd like to receive the half hour bonus album that come with the CD version of Leave Me Like You Found Me.

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    • Glass Mastered CD housed in a panoramic 7” x 5” heavy stock, reverse printed case. Limited to 450 copies.
    • 14 Song Mini-Album on a download card, 28 minutes of original music not found on the CD. (For CD Only Purchases)
    • Double-sided Art Card Print featuring original artwork from William Ryan Fritch and Jamie Mills.
    • Featuring artwork throughout by world renowned Brazilian artist/illustrator João Ruas.

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Voted one of the top 100 albums of 2014 by Drowned in Sound
"Epic. Gorgeous. Astounding." - Sean, Drowned In Sound

"The album washes over the listener like beautiful regret." - A Closer Listen

"Rock’s battle cry is deconstructed; historic riffs and euphoric licks are re-arranged into sun burst, contemporary anthems." - Fluid Radio

"A free-wheeling psych-folk collective, its music a restless acoustic sprawl of controlled euphoria" - Textura

"A contemporary horse opera combined with reconstructed rock, played and arranged with timeless emotional depth and with the heft of great, big American prose" - Avant Music News

Be sure to check out the Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series before purchasing this album. It includes 3 full length albums, 3 EPs, 3 Soundtracks, including this album, see the details here:

Lost Tribe Sound is very proud to announce their third release of 2014, Leave Me Like You Found Me, a new full length album from composer/multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch

Known primarily for his critically acclaimed work as a film composer (Independent Spirit Award winning documentary The Waiting Room, Myth of The American Sleepover etc.) and for his contemporary classical/experimental recordings as Vieo Abiungo, Fritch has furthered the focused, singular sound of is latest EP Emptied Animal and produced a remarkably cohesive LP of lucid melodies and commandingly blunt rhythms.

The inspiration and namesake for the album was Adele Romanski’s unflinching character study of former lovers unable to free themselves from the burden of their shared history. These songs, dressed in the loaded and nostalgic warmth of magnetic tape, cull sounds from the canon of classic rock, deconstructing and repurposing them into anthems of euphoric selective memory. Where the emotional residue outlasts it's derivatives.

Leave Me delivers rapturous melodic outbursts, expressive arrangements, Fritch's magnificent arsenal of acoustic instrumentation, and the familiar, comforting sounds of vintage rock music refracted through the prism of modern classical sensibilities. It is lyrical yet wordless; lush, but never soft. Deliberate, yet unbound.

Those lucky enough to get a physical copy will be treated to deluxe packaging featuring the work of renowned visual artist João Ruas, a 14 song mini-album on a download card with half an hour of brand new original music unavailable anywhere else, and two are card prints of original artwork from William Ryan Fritch and Jamie Mills.


released May 20, 2014

Written, Arranged, and Recorded by William Ryan Fritch
Artwork by João Ruas
Mastered by Carl Saff
Design and Layout by Ryan Keane
Copyrighted by Lost Tribe Sound, LLC
Published by Settled Scores LLC (ASCAP 2014)



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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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