GENERAL INFORMATION ===================== Album: Solidum Artist: William Ryan Fritch Year: 2020 Genre / Style: New Age / Modern Classical / Ambient / Electroacoustic DESCRIPTION ================== Solidum does a 360 and flips William Ryan FritchΓÇÖs music around. In the past, FritchΓÇÖs compositions have tended to lean more towards active and physically-fit sounds as well as a thick catalogue of sources and instruments, but the breadth of his discography only highlights his diversity and scope as a composer. Solidum is an altogether different animal, opposing anything heΓÇÖs previously released. Fritch has always been a musical innovator, and Solidum continues this trend in fine fashion. ItΓÇÖs colder, sleeker, and feels more disciplined than anything else, thanks mostly to its reserved mood. Fritch uses boundary mics and PZM to capture piano, cello, violin, and harp, along with a digital piano and a Roland JX-3P synthesizer. The sounds fall into line, obeying the rules of the music; it isnΓÇÖt full of a frenzied energy like normal, nor does it display any euphoria or hyperactivity, but it does feel more grounded, reserved, and thatΓÇÖs more than fine. Solidum has reached full maturity, and its thoughtful sound is able to shine through much more effectively than it would in a crowded instrumental space. Cold without being harsh or authoritarian, the music is in realist-mode, and the addition of silence creates a crucial sense of space. Silence is just as important as the notes which entwine themselves around it, and Fritch knows that it is an essential (and underused) element. The cold light of a Winter morning seeps through and infiltrates the notes in the same way that the cold crawls into the bones of a skeleton. Notes are like fogged-up clouds of exhaled breath, lingering before dying. Fritch has always composed music of incredible focus, and this has only increased with Solidum. It goes in a new direction, and as such, itΓÇÖs able to feel real and engaging, its sober tone befitting of the year. - James Catchpole ; https://www.fluid-radio.co.uk/2020/11/william-ryan-fritch-solidum/ FILE INFORMATION ===================== Number of Tracks: 21 Total Duration: 1:06:52 Total Size: 153 MBs (including scan, m3u, and txt) Parity Archive: Yes, 7% Ripped By: NMR Files Created on: NMR Ripped With: NMR Encoded At: 320k CBR / 44.1 KHz ID3 Tags: Yes TXT Created: 4 April 2021 Tracklist -------------------------- 01) Movement I 02) Movement II 03) Movement III 04) Movement IV 05) Movement V 06) Movement VI 07) Movement VII 08) Movement VIII 09) Movement IX 10) Movement X 11) Movement XI 12) Movement XII 13) Movement XIII 14) Movement XIV 15) Movement XV 16) Movement XVI 17) Movement XVII 18) Movement XVIII 19) Movement XIX 20) Movement XX 21) Movement XXI POSTING ===================== Reposting Rules: Please wait at least 48 hours before requesting additional pars or reposting. Also try deleting then reloading your headers first and/or using the nzb file. Send any notes/comments/requests to the .new-age group or I might not see it.