Tim Reisert writes songs with meditation, nature, and memory close to the surface. His songs bring the listener into a shared world. Reisert released “Grand Prairie” TODAY, the lead single off his forthcoming album, Viewfinder, out January 20, 2023 on Sofaburn Records.
Sounds and images by Tim Reisert
"Grand Prairie" single (Tim Reisert, 2022 Longstitch Music (BMI) / SofaBurn Records)
Tim Reisert began writing songs while living in New York City and released Alahee with 80H Records (Brooklyn, NY). Then he spent a few years involved in the DIY music scene in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently lives and teaches in Cincinnati, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Root & Star.
Viewfinder, Tim Reisert's upcoming release on SofaBurn Records is a love letter to the natural world--with no expectation of a reply. It is his view of the natural world through the lens of fatherhood, love, and photography. When a photographer draws from the world, fragments fall away, and an image emerges. The songs on Viewfinder collect what remains.
These not-exactly hymns try to honor what doesn’t quite make a perfect image but one that brings the listener to nature and its fullness, much in the way a Wendell Berry poem does. A renewal. What brings the listener to the humid midwestern night. Or to the winter-killed grass along a country road north of the city. Or rain that makes what was left out in the yard shine. The words and music of Viewfinder form a perspective of what has been right in front of our eyes all this time.