Our Imaginary Birds

by Radere

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TwilightAmbiance Not an overstatement to say that this release is up there with some of the most memorable ambient music I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. If this ever got a physical release, I would grab it up so quickly. Favorite track: Of Air-Borne Grace & Finality.


My debut album for Moodgadget.

From Boomkat:

Carl Ritger describes ‘Our Imaginary Birds’ as a perfect soundtrack for the rainy springtime and I can’t disagree. With damp moss underfoot and flowers sprouting from springy earth, these two twenty minute compositions might be the best way to herald in the sunshine. There’s an almost Cocteau Twins-like sense of hazy bliss on the album’s opener "A Jolly Gentleman of Home & Orchard" as effected guitar shimmers in between layers of tape hiss. The second half, entitled "Of Air-Borne Grace & Finality" darkens the mood slightly, and brings elements of Eno’s early works into the fray, with wavering tape loops and haunted field recordings giving a much-needed grittiness to proceedings. Very beautiful stuff indeed.


released April 5, 2011

All sounds recorded, processed and mixed by Carl Ritger / Radere
Mastered by Adam Young
Artwork by Alex Koplin



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Radere Denver, Colorado

Radere is the alias of Carl Ritger. His work primarily explores the shadowy gulf that exists between drone and noise, blurring electronics and location recordings into densely textured sonic monoliths.

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