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Rivulets – “You Are My Home ” – [Important Records]

Daryl Licht   10/25/2007   A Library, CD

This is the third full-length release from Nathan Amundson???s project, Rivulets. 11 tracks of mostly minimal, dark pop, built upon Amundson???s poignant lyrics/vocals and acoustic guitar and fortified tastefully by the efforts of guests such as Jessica Bailiff (electric guitar and mellotron!) and Fred Lonberg-Holm (strings), among others. A few tracks (most notably, the great, ???Happy Ending???) are punctuated by crisp distorto-guitar riffs that gives them an almost sweeping pop granduer reminiscent of the work of his associate, Alan Sparhawk, who recorded and released the first two Rivulets??? albums. Overall, this is Amundson???s best release to date.

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