Postcards From The Great Plains

by The Lost Shores

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All of these songs were written at a songwriting table I had in the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska in July and August of 2009. Every day I took a random postcard from a stack and the first line that came to me, or the first musical thought, had to be the beginning of the song I wrote that day. All of the titles come from the images (some are photographs I myself had taken), and I tend to think they have poetic relationships with the subject matter of the songs (though many people over the years have recommended I title the songs more accordingly to what they sound like).

This whole album, except for three instances, was recorded in one night in mid-August in a studio in Montrose, New York by Frank Corrado (my first guitar teacher as a child). My friend AP was in the room with me while I recorded them. I had just finished recording the Postcards From The Lost Shores album a week earlier, and jumped at the opportunity to record some of the other kinds of songs I'd been composing over the summer in a more traditional studio setting. It ended up all being recorded with a wire that hummed, but I think it caught a certain feeling in the air at that transformative time in my life.

It has never been available anywhere but on my external hard-drive until the time of writing this.

- Autumn 2013

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released August 19, 2009

Produced by Richard Aufrichtig
All songs by Richard Aufrichtig
All NY engineering by Frank Corrado, all NE engineering by Richard Aufrichtig

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The Lost Shores Brooklyn, New York

The musical project surrounding the songs of Richard Aufrichtig.

"lo-fi troubadour" - Time Out New York

“Fitting snuggly within a loosely defined set of
epic-minded solo troubadours” – The Deli
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“...the[re is a] radiating sense of inclusion
unique to his performance and
uncharacteristic of the generally cliquey
indie/folksy scene that Brooklyn is known
for.” – YAM Magazine
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