Raymond Richards
The Lost Art Of Wandering

24,00

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why we love this

Music with a deeply embedded sense of exploration. Perfect to assist moments of reflection. Just as the title suggests, don't hold back and allow your mind to wander.

about the record

I am head over heels in love with Raymond's weeping tone — the most chill-inducing, emotionally responsive dialog I’d had with music since discovering Satie as a child — it was then and it is now, truly haunting. After a year of personnel trials, my roommate and I stole Raymond for our own band, and not only did he smother our songs with his enchanting steel, he was virtuosic with a variety of atypical instruments such as baritone guitar and theremin, he utilized them all. The band was short-lived — I split to jam with Ariel Pink, Raymond fled to Portland, then me subsequently to New York City — but in founding the ESP Institute years later, there was always a recurring mental note; "we must make Raymond’s pedal steel album." I had managed to wrangle his blessed performance on a remix for Project Club’s 'El Mar Y La Luna', but it took almost a decade until I once again wore the producer hat and we began working on 'The Lost Art Of Wandering', a title borrowed from Sam Shepard’s 'Stories'. Spiritually candid, expansive yet enveloping, this is the strung-out, visceral music that simply radiates from Raymond. Each song is his set of coordinates in a vast open terrain, holding a sentimental familiarity, a truthful longing for the simple comforts that diffuse life’s complications, a place to get lost.

—Lovefingers

  1. A1 - Denton, Texas 5:38
  2. A2 - Fossil, Oregon 4:28
  3. A3 - Tucson, Arizona 3:21
  4. A4 - Livermore, California 5:41
  5. B1 - Astoria, Oregon 4:09
  6. B2 - Roslyn, Washington 4:28
  7. B3 - Idaho Falls, Idaho 3:29
  8. B4 - Paradise, California 5:42

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Raymond Richards
The Lost Art Of Wandering

24,00

in stock

  1. A1 - Denton, Texas 5:38
  2. A2 - Fossil, Oregon 4:28
  3. A3 - Tucson, Arizona 3:21
  4. A4 - Livermore, California 5:41
  5. B1 - Astoria, Oregon 4:09
  6. B2 - Roslyn, Washington 4:28
  7. B3 - Idaho Falls, Idaho 3:29
  8. B4 - Paradise, California 5:42

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Copy and paste this code to your site to embed.

why we love this

Music with a deeply embedded sense of exploration. Perfect to assist moments of reflection. Just as the title suggests, don't hold back and allow your mind to wander.

about the record

I am head over heels in love with Raymond's weeping tone — the most chill-inducing, emotionally responsive dialog I’d had with music since discovering Satie as a child — it was then and it is now, truly haunting. After a year of personnel trials, my roommate and I stole Raymond for our own band, and not only did he smother our songs with his enchanting steel, he was virtuosic with a variety of atypical instruments such as baritone guitar and theremin, he utilized them all. The band was short-lived — I split to jam with Ariel Pink, Raymond fled to Portland, then me subsequently to New York City — but in founding the ESP Institute years later, there was always a recurring mental note; "we must make Raymond’s pedal steel album." I had managed to wrangle his blessed performance on a remix for Project Club’s 'El Mar Y La Luna', but it took almost a decade until I once again wore the producer hat and we began working on 'The Lost Art Of Wandering', a title borrowed from Sam Shepard’s 'Stories'. Spiritually candid, expansive yet enveloping, this is the strung-out, visceral music that simply radiates from Raymond. Each song is his set of coordinates in a vast open terrain, holding a sentimental familiarity, a truthful longing for the simple comforts that diffuse life’s complications, a place to get lost.

—Lovefingers

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