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William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist (Lost Tribe Sound)




William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist (Lost Tribe Sound)
Cd Reviews: February 19, 2015

02/19/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



William Ryan Fritch, Revisionist (Lost Tribe Sound)

Indie-heads are hopping on this guy, Oakland composer Fritch, who’s soundtracked a few film-snob things, such as The Waiting Room, a documentary covering 24 hours in an understaffed emergency room. He doesn’t read music, which makes him prime bait for this generation of underground scenesters, and he prefers to make his music out of found objects, namely trash, or so it’s claimed. His wobbly, over-acted voice looms over these sweeping, ghostly tracks, much of it reminiscent of Bon Iver — OK, imagine Bon Iver trying to re-envision Yes’s Tales From Topographic Oceans, but with less self-indulgence and a bigger percussion palette. That’s what this is. I can’t stand Bon Iver myself, but this has a little more chutzpa anyway — “Heavy” sounds like what you’d hear in the distance as the apocalypse drew closer to your block. This really is as hip as it could possibly get, an immersive experience for fans of falsetto hooting, un-pro singing and aimless epic-ness. A- Eric W. Saeger





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