I live in Lake Placid, New York, and have played in various bands and configurations for every RPM except 2012. This year's project is another solo one. Enjoy these albums!
Fritz Wenzler: Guitars, keys, banjo, electronics, baby toys. Annie Wenzler: Keys and clarinet (on Boundless, Psychonetic Jellyfish, and Dreaming in the Womb) baby Rose Josephine Wenzler: womb heartbeat (on title track of Dreaming in the Womb) and vocals (on "Little One"- RPM 2011)
Instrumental Experimental: jazzy, jammy, acoustic, electronic If you're looking for the perfect recording, this is not for you. If looking for something that has some errors but is genuine and creative, enjoy! Theme #3 features my wife Annie Wenzler on Clarinet. The rest of the tracks are just me
Instrumental Experimental: jazzy, jammy, acoustic, electronic. This year's offering features my wife Annie Wenzler on some tracks playing clarinet and keys. I play guitar and electronics.
Dreaming in the Womb(2010)
This year is again more or less solo. Once again, the music is instrumental and experimental, and includes a track with my wife Annie on the clarinet and a title track with a sample of our yet-to-be-born baby's heartbeat (this track also includes effects made with a reel-to-reel recording of my old electric heaters in my bedroom). The first half is electronic, the second half is guitar-based. I was excited about doing more electronic stuff (including the Korg Electribe ESX-1 sampler/sequencer- new to me as of the end of last year) and using various found, created, and always manipulated samples. Everything has been recorded directly to a 2 track CD burner. 1) Dub Theme 2) Find the Sky 3) Dreaming in the Womb (featuring the heartbeat of my upcoming child) 4) Mobius 5) Averyville 6) Feedback Loop 7) Boogaloo Funk (featuring Annie Wenzler on Clarinet)
Similar instrumentation to last year's project, with the addition of the Electro-Harmonix 2880 (Super multi-track looping device) and a new vocalist at the end of "Little One."
Once again, the music is instrumental and experimental. This year's project includes some acoustic and electric guitar stuff along with some effects and the title track is backwards piano and bass (the only one that has an overdub). Everything was done on a first take. There's a track that's just bass and effects. There's even a short tenor banjo track and a blues track 12 string guitar lent to me by my friend Ben.
Fun Fun Fun with Fritz P. Wenzler(2015)
Credits: All guitar, bass, effects recorded/produced by me. My daughter Rose did the voice for "Rose's Weird Loop," and my wonderful, beautiful wife Annie did the cool artwork. All songs written by Fritz, though "Pizza Grease Pockets" and "Wormsloe" were originally done with a band named Ghost Car Conductor that I played in during college. The album gets its title from an inside joke from my sister during our childhood. Now that I have more children (and still work at a full time job other than music), I have less time to work on this project- sooo..... as sometimes happens with RPM projects, the tracks are mostly first takes. There are a couple where there ended up being a glitchy clicking sound from a CD error. While I wish it wasn't on "Where the Earth Meets the Sky," the sound error actually works with some other, effectsy tracks. Enjoy- I had fun doing this and I guess that's the most important thing :)