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One man orchestra, William Ryan Fritch, and his new full-length CD/DVD are a bold blend of musical styles, imagery, and art packaging.

Amazing! We hit the $2500 mark before January 12th and that means it's Exclusive EP time!  To all our contributors and kind folks who helped spread the word, we send you our warmest thanks.

Vieo Abiungo will now be creating that Exclusive Kickstarter Digital EP for Everyone who has contributed. Of course, this is on top of everything else!

For every 25% we raise above our original goal, Vieo Abiungo will create another bonus track to add to the Kickstarter Digital EP. (Now to be 6 tracks instead of 5, due to 125% received in pledges!) 

Listen to an Album Preview of the Exclusive EP and two of the Exclusive EP tracks below. 

Please keep spreading the word.  Every dollar above and beyond our goal will go directly toward making this project more beautiful than we could have imagined!

The Project

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter campaign.  My name is Ryan Keane. Andrew Sanchez and I run a small record label called Lost Tribe Sound.  At the heart of this Kickstarter project is a breathtaking new album by Vieo Abiungo and Pete Monro, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment.

We believe in music you can hold.  Physical releases of music are more than a luxury; album artwork and inserts are (or rather, should be) more than just packaging to be thrown away.  Lost Tribe Sound is trying to bring back the art in album artwork.  By supporting this project, you’re supporting passionate artists, musicians, and filmographers.

The Background

A few years back, We met a musician named William Ryan Fritch, the artist behind Vieo Abiungo.  Self taught since the age of twelve, he’s learned to play over forty instruments including cello, piano, flute, and a staggering variety of instruments from around the world.

Since that first meeting, Lost Tribe Sound has produced two full length albums of Vieo Abiungo’s music.  Lush, rich, and redolent with tribal rhythms and familiar folk and pop structures, Fritch’s deftly woven music is breathtaking.

The Details - So.  What exactly are you funding?

We’re releasing the full length album, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment by Vieo Abiungo, along with a 20 minute DVD of two films directed by award winning director, Pete Monro (showcasing Fritch’s talent for music for cinema), a 6”x7” booklet of stunning artwork and poetry penned by Fritch, all housed inside a unique case which is styled to look and feel like a weathered, aged book.

The whole album was recorded using analog tape.  All of the instrumentation and drumming is played by hand and not the work of some digital programming.  If things appear to have an electronic sound it is an illusion, and simply the product of unorthodox recording techniques.  William once mentioned to us, it is often his goal to use absolutely real and recorded instruments in unusual ways to at points mimic what many would consider electronic music.

In order to produce this album and its accompanying artwork, we’re asking for your support.  Every dollar donated is a dollar that supports independent art, music, and the pursuit of beauty.  Every friend you tell about this campaign is another heart working to promote creativity and uniqueness in the world.  

Total Production Cost is: $5200.00    

The money raised here will help to offset the total cost and allow us to do this deluxe presentation.  We are dedicated to making this album accessible to others by keeping the price affordable.  We would love your support in underwriting even a small portion of our expenses for this project.

All money above and over the $2500 goal will help to make it that much better. Promotion, posters, t-shirts, stickers, are among the many other extras we could add. 

Plus, Pete Monro has another amazing film based on this project we would love to see come to life.  

Our Thanks  

From the bottom of our hearts, we at Lost Tribe Sound want to thank you for your support of our art and music.  Any help you can give us in sharing this with others is greatly appreciated.

Losttribesound.com

Williamryanfritch.com

Pete Monro's Website

                                Upcoming Cover Layout and Poster

                            Some Interior Imagery from the Book

           Image of the original collage art from Vieo Abiungo's last album 
                       And The World Is Still Yawning
(Kickstarter Reward)

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    Receive a digital copy of the 14 minute film "Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment" a week before the album release. Plus, the above download!

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    GET THE ALBUM DIGITALLY- Receive the full-length Vieo Abiungo album, "Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment," featuring a digital copy of the film and the music video, "With It's Slow Decay" a week before release!

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    All of the above, plus REMIX A TRACK, Recieve the original song layers and do your own remix of the track "Why Dogs Mimic Sirens". PLUS a digital copy of 4 additional bonus tracks from the new album a week before release.

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    All of the above, PLUS a digital copy of an exclusive bonus video for the title track, "Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment" (that won’t appear on the DVD) a week before release.

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    GET THE ALBUM in all it’s glory: You get all of the above, PLUS a physical CD/ DVD release of the new album, housed in the book-style case with a 16 page full-color bound booklet. (International backers please add $5 for shipping)

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    All of the above, PLUS a physical copy of the CD/DVD "Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment" signed by William Ryan Fritch. You will also get a physical copy of his debut album, "Vieo Abiungo - Blood Memory" on CD.

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    Receive the complete new album with the video, artwork, and book-style case, signed by William Ryan Fritch and Pete Monro, PLUS a digital copy Vieo Abiungo’s complete discography: “Blood Memory”, “Blood Memory Remixed”, “And the World Is Still Yawning”, and “And the World is Still Yawning Remix”. (International backers please add $5.00 for shipping)

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    Receive the new album, PLUS the Complete Physical Discography, includes these albums: 1. 180 gram vinyl of Vieo Abiungo’s “And the World is Still Yawning,” 2. The limited hand-numbered “And the World... Remixes” CD 3. “Blood Memory” CD 4. Digital copy of “Blood Memory Remixed” 5. Digital copy of "And The World...B-Sides." A grand total of SIX ALBUMS! PLUS, a Kickstarter Exclusive set of unreleased tracks from Vieo Abiungo. (International backers please add $10.00 for shipping)

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    BE THE INSPIRATION: You get all of the above, and an Associate Producer credit for the exclusive “Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment” video. PLUS William Ryan Fritch will write an original track inspired by you: your words, your favorite subject or person or thing, or anything else that’s important to you.

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    GET NOTICED: You get all of the above, PLUS Executive Producer credits in the bonus film “Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment,” and (if the film is picked for Youtube's "Featured Music" section on their front page) a link to your website included in a list of Producers. Our last video was featured and received 25,000 hits in a week. We will also be entering the film in a number of film festivals, gaining you even more exposure! Plus, a custom limited edition poster of the cover art (limited series of 15) - Signed and numbered.

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    SCORE YOUR OWN FILM. William Ryan Fritch (aka Vieo Abiungo) will compose the soundtrack for your own short film of 20 minutes or less. That means a completely original score for a project of your choice. See Willliamryanfritch.com for examples of his work. (And pretty please no smut, prejudice, or bigotry)

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    All the above, PLUS the original, award winning 2’ x 2’ handmade collage cover art for Vieo Abiungo’s last album “And the World is Still Yawning” (see the posted picture towards the bottom of our Kickstater Page), PLUS the exclusive honor of being the coolest person to walk the planet!

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