Richard In Your Mind

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Richard In Your Mind’s catalogue boasts 5 releases through Rice Is Nice, each and everyone cherished and adored.

Their latest album Ponderosa is the band’s most melodic, dynamic and fun release yet.

Created over the last 2 years the album is a meticulously crafted, joyous, and bizarre collection of songs showcasing a plethora of strengths from this unique band.

Sitars, synthesizers, vocal harmonies, groovy beats and an array of found sounds combine to create a kaleidoscopic pop dream of an album. From the singalong pop gem ‘Hammered’ to the beautiful and dreamy ‘Shooting Star, Ponderosa is a journey of exploration, discovery, spontaneity and escapism.

Recorded by the band at their ever faithful Super Love Brain studio in the Blue Mountains, Ponderosa is a giant leap forward for the group in terms of performance and craftsmanship. Mixed and co-produced by regular cohort SPOD, the album features guest appearances from good friend Emily Wilton, former band-mate Jordy Lane, Alyx Dennison and even Richard’s wife Katie on the bittersweet duet ‘Crew of the Neptune’.

Band leader Richard Cartwright explains the album’s name: “Ponderosa is the name of the ranch where the Cartwright family live on the old TV show Bonanza,” he says. “Being a Cartwright myself, people often make references to my distant television cousins, so Ponderosa to me is a quest to find the elusive imaginary ancestral ‘home’. Like most quests, it is the journey that is important, and often what one seeks outwardly, one can only find within.”

If that sounds too heady don’t worry. Cartwright and his core band of surrealists (Conrad Greenleaf on bass, synth and guitar and Pat Torres on drums) have always found a way of taking the slightly off-kilter and converting it into beautifully relatable art and Ponderosa is no exception.

Richard In Your Mind’s Ponderosa is a wild ride… one that makes perfect sense while you’re on it.

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RICHARD IN YOUR MIND – PONDEROSA

Richard In Your Mind - Ponderosa Album Artwork

  01. Love Grows
  02. Hammered
  03. Look You Gave
  04. Four Leaf Clover Salad
  05. Ponderosa
  06. What It’s All About
  07. My Volcano
  08. Shooting Star
  09. This Is House Music
  10. Crew Of The Neptune
  11. Byrdman
  12. Good Morning
  13. Skull Sized Kingdom
  14. Leaf

RICHARD IN YOUR MIND – MOZZARELLA

Richard In Your Mind - Mozzarella Album Artwork

01. Mozzarella
02. Secret Message
03. Vals
04. There Goes The Train
05.  Stunned
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Mozzarella is filled with 5 incredible tracks of delight. A truly diverse outing as youv’e grown to expect from this band, one which is sure to remind you why you love their sound so much.
RELEASED NOVEMBER 30TH 2012

RICHARD IN YOUR MIND – SUN

Richard In Your Mind - Sun Album Cover

01. Vision
02. Maybe When The Sun Comes Down
03. She Took The Sun Away
04. Mountainhead
05. Dimension
06. New Morning
07. Tear Filled Ocean
08. SUN
09. Where Did You Go
10. Aplomb
ABOUT THE RELEASE
“We have always written about the sun,” says Richard Cartwright. “The constant rotation of our planet has meant that we are offered a cleansing, regenerative opportunity every 24 hours with the sun’s rising. All life is dependent on the sun, and in honour of our appreciation of the forces that created our sun, and indeed the universe in which our sun is situated we have called our latest and 3rd album, SUN.
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 9TH 2011

RICHARD IN YOUR MIND – MY VOLCANO

Richard In Your Mind - My Volcano Album Artwork

01. Tiny Colossus Face
02. Candelabra Moon Mantra
03. Losing Our Minds
04. Birds
05. I Will
06. Lightning Eyes
07. This Face
08. Mongrowlia
09. The Sun Broke Into Your Heart
10. Creation
11. Edge Off Dreaming
12. Flower Of The Heart
13. Jamaica
ABOUT THE RELEASE
ALBUM OF THE WEEK – FBi 94.5 FM Sydney, 2SER FM Sydney, RTR FM Perth, Beat Magazine, Faster Louder, The Brag.

My Volcano sees the band expanding their musical vision ever outwards, traversing through fields of lush psychedelia, Odelay-esque party jams, lo-fi antifolk and tribal freak-outs. Richard In Your Mind’s ability to write such an incredibly eclectic record is an obvious achievement. Songs are lyrically colourful, beautifully composed, yet can be dark, dreamy, powerful, emotional and explosive all at once. Championing their second full-length album release the band enlisted the producing and mentoring powers of none other than SPOD. The union of SPOD and Richard In Your Mind for My Volcano has ensured a kaleidoscopic and at times euphoric listen. SPOD worked with the band intensely during the lead up and recording, breaking the new material out of it’s shell when needed, developing and enhancing tracks, but at times leaving them lo-fi and beautifully raw the way it was always intended. Out of this dream collaboration comes a fresh and exciting band establishing themselves as a creative song writing force with strong, imaginative themes and clever sonic arrangements.

RICHARD IN YOUR MIND – SUMMERTIME EP

Richard In Your Mind - Summertime EP Artwork

01. Summertime Boogie (Do The)
02. Dismantalizing
03. Intranaut (Return of the Space Hindu)
04. Make It Chill
05. Rainforest
06. Gumboots
07. Follow Me

ABOUT THE RELEASE
A motley crew of extroverted dorks, shy bookworms and punch-spiking delinquents, the songs on the Summertime EP felt they didn’t need those new album songs to be cool. Instead they started their own club. From the early 90s hip-hop flavours of ‘Make It Chill’ through to the frenetic 60s- meets-now explosion that is ‘Summertime Boogie (do the)’, RIYM have crafted a super-fun half hour of music, best served with BBQs, beach volleyball and tasty, tasty naan bread. Richard In Your Mind’s Summertime EP is your one-way ticket to party paradise and inner tranquility.

Ecstatic Electricity

$0.83

New single from Richard In Your Mind!

My Volcano - digital

$8.28

My Volcano sees the band expanding their musical vision ever outwards, traversing through fields of lush psychedelia, Odelay-esque party jams, lo-fi antifolk and tribal freak-outs. Richard In Your Mind’s ability to write such an incredibly eclectic record is an obvious achievement.
m4 downloads / 256 kbps.

  1. Flower of the Heart
  2. The Sun Broke Into Your Heart
  3. Creation
  4. Edge Off Dreaming
  5. Tiny Colossus Face
  6. Candelabra Moon Mantra
  7. Lightning Eyes
  8. Birds
  9. I Will
  10. Mongrowlia
  11. This Face
  12. Losing Our Minds
  13. Jamaica

SUN - digital download

$8.28

Amazing 3rd record from Richard In Your Mind. Might even be the bosses favourite Richard In Your Mind album. Download and discover for yourself.
m4 downloads / 256 kbps.

  1. Vision
  2. Dimension
  3. Tear Filled Ocean
  4. Mountainhead
  5. The New Morning
  6. Aplomb
  7. Sun
  8. Maybe When the Sun Comes Down
  9. Where Did You Go
  10. She Took the Sun Away

Cup of tea T-shirt!

Cool Richard In Your Mind tees available now, get amongst these threads!

Ponderosa CD

$16.57

This beautiful record is now available on CD. Richard In Your Mind's 4th album is their most innovative yet. The reviews are in - it's awesome.

Ponderosa Vinyl!

$16.57

Pre-order and receive 'SUN' & 'My Volcano' digitally for free!

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Ponderosa - DIGITAL

$8.28

Digital WAVS of the new Richard In Your Mind album.

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  1. 01 Love Grows.wav
  2. 02 Hammered.wav
  3. 03 Look You Gave.wav
  4. 04 Four Leaf Clover Salad.wav
  5. 05 Ponderosa.wav
  6. 06 What It's All About.wav
  7. 07 My Volcano.wav
  8. 08 Shooting Star.wav
  9. 09 This Is House Music.wav
  10. 10 Crew Of The Neptune.wav
  11. 11 Byrdman.wav
  12. 12 Good Morning.wav
  13. 13 Skull Sized Kingdom.wav
  14. 14 Leaf.wav

SUN - VINYL

$12.43

“We have always written about the sun,” says Richard Cartwright. “The constant rotation of our planet has meant that we are offered a cleansing, regenerative opportunity every 24 hours with the sun’s rising. All life is dependent on the sun, and in honour of our appreciation of the forces that created our sun, and indeed the universe in which our sun is situated we have called our latest and 3rd album, SUN. We’re really happy with the results, hope you like it too.”

SUN - CD

$10.77

“We have always written about the sun,” says Richard Cartwright. “The constant rotation of our planet has meant that we are offered a cleansing, regenerative opportunity every 24 hours with the sun’s rising. All life is dependent on the sun, and in honour of our appreciation of the forces that created our sun, and indeed the universe in which our sun is situated we have called our latest and 3rd album, SUN. We’re really happy with the results, hope you like it too.”

SUN

$8.28

Digital

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  1. Mountainhead
  2. The New Morning
  3. Maybe When the Sun Comes Down
  4. Aplomb
  5. Dimension
  6. Tear Filled Ocean
  7. Vision
  8. Sun
  9. She Took the Sun Away
  10. Where Did You Go

My Volcano - CD

$10.77

My Volcano sees the band expanding their musical vision ever outwards, traversing through fields of lush psychedelia, Odelay-esque party jams, lo-fi antifolk and tribal freak-outs. Richard In Your Mind’s ability to write such an incredibly eclectic record is an obvious achievement.

Hammered - Digital single

$0.82

First single taken from Richard In Your Minds album Ponderosa.

Summertime EP

$5.79

Digital

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  1. Follow Me
  2. Make It Chill
  3. Intranaut (Return of the Space Hindu)
  4. Gumboots
  5. Rainforest
  6. Dismantilising
  7. Summertime Boogie (Do The)

Mozzarella EP

$5.79

Digital download

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  1. 05 Stunned.mp3
  2. 03 Valis.mp3
  3. 02 Secret Message.mp3
  4. 01 Mozzarella.mp3
  5. 04 There Goes The Train.mp3