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Death Blues: Ensemble

Music composed, arranged, and performed by William Ryan Fritch and Jon Mueller.

William Ryan Fritch: vocals, keys, bowed and plucked strings, horns, woodwinds, mallets, and additional percussion.

Jon Mueller: hammered acoustic guitar, drums, and percussion.

With Craig Feazel: pedal steel on ‘Consonance’ and ‘Loss,’ and Drew Ceccato: baritone saxophone on ‘Consonance,’ tenor saxophone on ‘Loss,’ baritone saxophone and contrabass clarinet on ‘Unseen,’ additional flutes on ‘Reentry,’ baritone saxophone on ‘Obtain,’ and contrabass clarinet on ‘Onward.’

Recorded February 6, of 2012 through October 22nd of 2013 in Petaluma, CA, Houston, TX, and Milwaukee, WI by William Ryan Fritch, James Thompson, and Shane Hochstetler. Mixed by William Ryan Fritch.

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA.
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice.

Writing by Stacy Blint, Faith Coloccia, Brent Gohde, Sally Haldorson, Chris Koelle, Tom Lecky, Jon Mueller, and David Ravel.

Mask sculptures by Lillian Rammel, ca. 1970s. Thanks to Hal Rammel for offering and arranging use of these images.

Package, book, and LP designed by Jon Minor.

Thanks to everyone that participated in this project, to Teresa Mueller for her continuous support, and to all who are willing to consider this project and its aim.

℗ 2014 Rhythmplex
© 2014 Warm Camera Grumpy Publishing (SESAC)
© 2014 William Ryan Fritch (ASCAP)


from Ensemble, track released September 9, 2014


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