Bill Ricchini: 'Eugene Hill'

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The lush and complex chamber pop arrangements of Bill Ricchini are filled with stately melodies and addictive hooks. A resident of New York’s Lower East Side, Ricchini draws inspiration from songwriter Burt Bacharach and the string arrangements of Brian Wilson and Beatles’ producer, George Martin.

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In the late '90s, Ricchini bought a four-track recorder and began writing his own songs. Distributed via cassette to friends, Bill’s home recordings came off like an intimate late night conversation whispered into a tape recorder. His sophmore record Tonight I Burn Brightly moves production from his bedroom to a vintage recording studio in Brooklyn.

The album, produced by Ricchini and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Lemonheads) features strings, horns, folk guitar, piano and a sharp pop songwriting sensibility.

Ricchini also called on a talented group of friends to flesh out the album’s sound –– Lee Wall of Luna on drums, former Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon on bass, Brian Christinzio (BC Camplight) on piano, as well as Ordinary’s classically trained brass and string players.

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