Please note the digital version of "One River" comes as a one track, multi-movement album. Movement details contained in the accompanying pdf booklet. The physical version of "One River" comes as a 7 track gapless CD.
1. One River (33:42)
ii. Desert Trains
iii. The Great Cold
iv. Antique Brothers
v. Wave And Sepia Wire
vi. Cypress Road
vii The Palace Wedding
As its name suggests, One River comprises an unhalted flow across its seven tracks. The album’s textural undercurrents bring the music to life, its surface showing the muted effects of slowly brewing, submerged energy. It is this alchemical approach that gives One River so haunting – the listener feels the presence of sonic ghosts, echoes of something far removed from their origins and their original form.
First released on Tell-All Records in 2005, One River sees Scott Solter exploring the space between Brian Eno’s seminal Music For Airports and William Basinski’s contemporary classic The Disintegration Loops. The music sighs and aches beautifully, gradually transforming with subtlety and grace, lulling the listener into blissful reverie.
“If you can imagine the pure abstraction of middle C, without the intermediation of breath or fingers touching strings or any effort at all, that’s essentially the sound of One River.” – Dusted
“a mixture of heavily processed guitars, field recordings, and manipulated voices (provided by Wendy Allen) comparable to Brian Eno. Seven songs run seamlessly together, each inhaling and exhaling tone after tone... landscape imagery comes to mind in every song, making listening to this record not so like hearing a story as taking a journey.” – Pitchfork
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