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Leave Me Like You Found Me

by William Ryan Fritch

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Mubla Na Thguob Extremely talented and prolific artist. Favorite track: Empty Upon Impact.
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u One of my favorite albums of all time! Favorite track: Empty Upon Impact.
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Jeremy / HI54LOFI This guy makes some really damn fine headphone music. Favorite track: Weightless.
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Lost Tribe Sound Seriously make this the soundtrack to your summer! It won't let you down. Favorite track: Weightless.
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Daniel Schmitt For me, this could be the soundtrack for Paris Texas Part 2, if it would exist. Favorite track: Half Awake in Slow Motion.
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Andrew Jervis Epic cinematic instrumentals, with a slightly folksy and psychedelic vibe. Like a hippy dippy post rock David Axelrod experiment. Favorite track: Tangled Together.
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Weightless 07:23


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 the 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, and a two-sided cardstock print of original artwork from William Ryan Fritch and Jamie Mills.


released May 20, 2014

Originally released on Lost Tribe Sound. See Catalog:

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


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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