Vieo Abiungo & Pete Monro - Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment


William Ryan Fritch (aka Vieo Abiungo) returns with a gorgeous fifteen track follow-up to 2011’s And the World is Still Yawning. Trying to classify Fritch’s sound by genre has become almost futile. He effortlessly weaves together a huge breadth of earthy beat-laden experimental, classical, and folk. This is the third full-length for Vieo Abiungo, and this newest installment comes in the form of a CD and DVD release titled, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment.

Fritch enlisted the help of award-winning film director, Pete Monro (Days Together) to create several short experimental films for the DVD. The films offer up thick psychotropic visuals and hazy moss grown memories that seamlessly meld into barrage of twisted imagery and nature based decay. Though the music may sound at times like the product of electronic instrumentation, the entirety of the film and accompanying album’s music was created strictly using acoustic instruments played entirely by Fritch, and recorded primarily using analog tape machines. At times tranquil, tortured, or trembling with quiet joy, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment is an album of light and shadow, the human experience given voice.

The Packaging:
• The CD and DVD (Limited Edition of 300) come housed in a 7”x 6” custom book-style case, featuring debossed imagery and text on the exterior.
• The interior features 16-pages of stunning full-page spread imagery, along with poetry penned by Fritch. Each edition is numbered by hand.

CD and DVD Version ($20) includes:
• CD and DVD hand numbered housed in artbook case

Digital Download:
• Visit our Bandcamp page for a 320 MP3, FLAC, Etc. version of Thunder…, here


The results sound something like Johnny Greenwood’s soundtrack for There Will Be Blood, if it was all boiled down into a short burst of voiceless, experimental, beat-driven chamber pop – XLR8R

Still Yawning was a masterpiece and Thunder is every bit the work of art as its predecessor. – Fluid Radio

The instrumental sonnets are well worth taking an aural journey through, as all adventurous musical aficionados will want to sit tight and experience this vast and glorious outing. – Highwire Daze

Fritch’s sound is both recognizable due to his stylistic determination and widespread due to his pool of instruments and sounds and even orchestral dependence sometimes there doesn’t seem to be any antagonism of width and limitedness at all in his music. It just finds the intersection in its progress. Needless to say that this album – again – is definitely recommendable! – Electroacoustic Tales

From the design to the delivery, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment is a laudable achievement, an example of a multi-media project done right. – Richard Allen, A Closer Listen

If the video for “With Its Slow Decay” is any indication, this will be a mesmerizing mix of softly psychedelic visuals and Fritch’s tasteful brand of experimental orchestral music. – Tiny Mix Tapes

Basically, a complete view of a hugely compelling creative mind. Yes. –


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