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The Lapse Of The Exchange / Alone Moving Often

by Reto A Ichi

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    CD Tracklisting:

    The Lapse Of The Exchange - CD1

    01: These Times Are Closing (Intro)
    02: Gambling in the Snow
    03: Let the Pianos Freeze
    04: No Juntos
    05: It's Her Birthday
    06: A Sword in the Rain
    07: Zato Lullaby Pt.2
    08: All Regrets
    09: The Leaning Tower of Our Leaders
    10: Tuesday Always Awful
    11: Percussions, Hearts and Airs
    12: Broad Plant Pt.2
    13: These Times Are Closing (Outro)
    14: Not Enough Gravity (Reprise)

    Alone Moving Often - CD2

    01: Criminality
    02: The World According to West 50th Pt.1
    03: So Contra
    04: Pforever Reto
    05: The World According to West 50th Pt.2
    06: Duration Meditation
    07: Everything in the Air
    08: Magazine PM
    09: Alone Moving Often
    10: Noise Counter Melody
    11: Mountainside Hillside
    12: Ghost Arpeggio

    Physical Product includes:
    • New alias of Guillermo Scott Herren, also known as Prefuse 73
    • Includes 4 panel comic visualization of the music
    • LP includes download card
    • Tour dates to support release

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    The Lapse Of The Exchange - LP1

    A1: These Times Are Closing (Intro)
    A2: Gambling in the Snow
    A3: Let the Pianos Freeze
    A4: No Juntos
    A5: It's Her Birthday
    A6: A Sword in the Rain
    A7: Zato Lullaby Pt.2
    B1: All Regrets
    B2: The Leaning Tower of Our Leaders
    B3: Tuesday Always Awful
    B4: Percussions, Hearts and Airs
    B5: Broad Plant Pt.2
    B6: These Times Are Closing (Outro)
    B7: Not Enough Gravity (Reprise)

    Alone Moving Often - LP2

    C1: Criminality
    C2: The World According to West 50th Pt.1
    C3: So Contra
    C4: Pforever Reto
    C5: The World According to West 50th Pt.2
    C6: Duration Meditation
    C7: Everything in the Air
    D1: Magazine PM
    D2: Alone Moving Often
    D3: Noise Counter Melody
    D4: Mountainside Hillside
    D5: Ghost Arpeggio

    Physical Product includes:
    • New alias of Guillermo Scott Herren, also known as Prefuse 73
    • Includes 4 panel comic visualization of the music
    • LP includes download card
    • Tour dates to support release

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Lapse Of The Exchange / Alone Moving Often via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

The act of escaping that which is predestined. / A hustle.
Reto A Ichi is a sonic tabula rasa for Guillermo Herren AKA Prefuse
73. There are identifiable elements of the artist you already know - an

uncanny sense for rhythm, an ability to shape samples and frequenci-
es like clay, an affinity for the subtle changes of repetition - yet this is

first and foremost music born from the need for silence. There is no
easy entrance point or index for the listener.

The first album, The Lapse of Exchange, is the sound of life as heard
from a small Chinatown window in downtown Manhattan, the thunder
of populism on the horizon. The album opens with music that reflects
the inherent tension between the life of the artist - the self-doubt, the
late nights, the aspirations - and the world outside - the hustle and
bustle of a city that never sleeps, the wars abroad, the politicians at
home. It's a tension felt in the repeating, circling keys of "Let The
Pianos Freeze", the pulsating rhythms of "No Juntos", or the call and
response of pitched vocal samples in "A Sword In The Rain". Ultimately it all becomes too much for our unwitting hero: the car horns outside

the window, the 24 hour news cycle, the early stages of an election
that tears down any remaining semblance of normality. Reto A’ichi can
no longer grasp his humanity or connect to that of people around him.

With the walls closing in, he packs his small life and escapes. This
change in situation is reflected in the second half of the album, with
tension giving way to a rush of emotions: modulated elation on "All
Regrets", sweeping melancholy on "Tuesdays Always Awful", and
soaring hope on "Broad Plant Pt.2".

On Alone Moving Often, the second album, we find Reto A’ichi away
from the city, lost in the vastness of empty summer houses and the
complications that solitude brings. Sitting in the prison of his own

quiet, Reto A’ichi seeks to capture the essence of silence: the compo-
sitions are stripped back further ("Pforever Reto"), the instruments

given prominence ("So Contra"), and the chaos of the city replaced by
the cacophony of nature ("Criminality"). To be alone, one must learn to
constantly move in both work and purpose. As the rest of the record
unfolds, Reto A’ichi comes to realize that nothing is ever truly quiet
and that to run from the world is to simply find yourself in another part
of it. A sense of acceptance for these unsettling realities is reflected in
the music, from the harsher tones and frequencies that resonate
throughout "Noise Counter Melody" and "Ghost Arpeggio" to the
heavy stroke of the keys on "Alone Moving Often" and the haunting
drone of "Mountainside Hillside".

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released October 26, 2018

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