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The Blood

by Radere

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Full Spectrum mainstay Radere is back with a new collection of pieces culled from stripped down improvisations, which he captured during the winter of 2017-2018. The titular Blood is that of family; having recorded the bulk of this material at his parent’s home outside of Philadelphia, Ritger edited the session recordings in hotels and spare rooms as he relocated back to the east coast from Denver, Colorado.

The Blood finds Radere working in an unusually lean and utilitarian mode. Having left the bulk of his studio in storage, he traveled with only a small modular synthesizer and handheld digital recorder. This minimalist approach, however, led to uniquely direct approach to the instrument. Ritger often found himself working from single use patches – building up a soundworld and abandoning it once it was time to pack up shop and move to another locale. The wide-ranging sonic qualities across the album speak to the efficacy of this approach.

The work within is gestural, the compositions tighter than the sprawling slow burns found in the rest of the Radere catalog. It’s as if the waterlogged swamp dirge of 2016’s Sloth Period has fully emerged from the depths and now glows exposed to air, defiantly challenging the listener to meet it on its own terms.


released December 2, 2019

Radere is Carl Ritger

All sounds created and recorded at home, winter 2017-2019, outside Philadelphia

Mastered by Andrew Weathers
Layout by Gretchen Korsmo



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