Ocean Music

Spirit Music since 2013


"When I saw Ocean Music at the Knitting Factory recently, it was an explosive update on Replacements-Pixies-Van Morrison, with interlocking guitars, pummeling rhythms, and songs that were sometimes concise and sometimes took their sweet time. So clearly singer, songwriter, and guitarist Richard Aufrichtig has already shifted from the beautifully atmospheric acoustic folk epics on this EP and the self-titled one that proceeded it in 2014, but they're a place to start. And start you should, because Aufrichtig has lived a few lives already and is more than willing to sing about all he's seen and experienced. Catch up, then catch them live - can't wait for the next show."

- An Earful

"These are songs that shouldn't be hurried, and their quiet intensity would be hard to sustain for any greater length of time, not to mention exhausting for the listener. Ocean Music is a treasure, and this is the sort of album I started this website to champion. I'll let the music do the talking from here."                     - The Active Listener


"Blurring the lines between music, poetry, theater"  - KCAW Radio

"At heart, Aufrichtig writes very simple, direct songs, straight from the heart with an emotional intensity that is belied by his relaxed, conversational vocal delivery. It's troubadour music really, but where others may be happy to relate on a one to one basis with their audience in a sparse setting that allows the lyrics to be the sole focus, Aufrichtig has a more sprawling, cinematic setting in mind." - The Active Listener

"The voice, so alone and somewhat desolate, had allured me in, feeding and sheltering me." - Lost Sea Sound

"mellifluous and woozy" - Time Out New York

"lo-fi troubadour" - Time Out New York

“Fitting snuggly within a loosely defined set of
epic-minded solo troubadours” – The Deli

“...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