Vieo Abiungo: “Drowsy Salted Morning”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/VieoAbungo_drowsysaltedmorning.mp3|titles=Vieo Abiungo: “Drowsy Salted Morning”]
Chances are that you’ve heard work by Oakland-based composer/multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch, a.k.a. Vieo Abiungo. Fritch is a member of Skyrider, a band that joined forces with hip-hop artist Sole in 2007. He’s also worked with Kronos Quartet, and he released a solo album entitled Music for Honey and Bile for the Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog last year.
His new album, And the World is Still Yawning, expands on his established experimental sound, which combines modern classical, meditative ambience, and rich electronics. Having scored roughly 30 films since 2008, Fritch has a well-honed ear for nuance; many compositions evolve from apparent chaos to a grand cinematic climax.
And the World is Still Yawning will be released August 30 via Lost Tribe. In addition to the regular release, there also will be a deluxe edition of the vinyl, with a limited, handmade remix CD featuring guests like Joan Jeanrenaud (formerly of Kronos Quartet), Benoit Pioulard, and many others.