Full Spectrum records, a young label based out of Greensboro, NC, has just released the digital version of my debut full-length release, A Process In The Weather Of The Heart
, via Bandcamp: http://fullspectrumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-process-in-the-weather-of-the-heart
From the press sheet:Pieced together over a period of several months, A Process In The Weather Of The Heart is the end result of dozens of live performances and countless hours of tinkering in the studio, fusing Ritger's ambient guitar playing style with his interest in processed field recordings. Imbued with a distinctly aleatoric sensibility, there's no denying that Ritger fully embraces a sense of "randomness" in his work, but this controlled unpredictability has always been an integral component of his compositional process, as generative processes are given equal status alongside tried and true compositional techniques. The end result is an organic hybrid of the traditional and avant-garde, hand-played versus computer-assisted, digital versus analog and pre-determined versus random; a 40-minute travelogue of where the Radere project has been and where it is headed, A Process... ultimately serves as a flickering snapshot of a heady period during Ritger's evolution as a sound artist.
The album is available now as a digital download in a variety of formats for a base price of $5, but for those who prefer physical media, we'll have a properly pressed CD version available for order by the end of the month.
Also, keep an eye out for a forthcoming EP release on Hibernate and another album out on Install later this year!