Rivulets / We're Fucked
Album: We're Fucked   Collection:General
Artist:Rivulets   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Important Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-04 Pull Date: 2012-02-05
Week Ending: Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 8 Dec 18 Dec 11
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 08, 2017: Reckless Burning (The Wasteland)
The Road / I Am
4. Feb 03, 2012: Songs: Cantan
No Talking
2. Oct 16, 2014: The Sunset Life
Come See Me, Dewayne
5. Jan 30, 2012: Ghost Trees
Interstate, Change In Your Heart
3. Feb 24, 2012: Songs: Cantan
I Don't Want To Be Found
6. Jan 24, 2012: the gilded youth

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-28
Rivulets is the minimalist slowcore project of guitarist/singer-songwriter Nathan Amundson, joined on this album by a bassist and drummer. Songs are frequently based around acoustic and electric guitar, with buildups culminating in crashing guitars and cymbals appearing on a majority of tracks. Haunting vocals contribute to an often bleak but warm sound; the "bleak but warm" sound is bolstered by what seem like deeply personal lyrics.
RIYL: Mark Kozelek, Low, Jason Molina, Jessica Bailiff, slowcore/sadcore

*1 (2:01) Subdued; strummed acoustic guitar, echoing vocals
2 (3:33) Haunting, sparse electric guitar and cymbal rolls, ghostly vocals. Builds and begins crashing loudly, then concludes softly.
*3 (2:57) Really beautiful song, alternates acoustic/electric. Vocals sound like they were recorded in a church; interplay between soft and loud is outstanding
4 (1:25) Sparse, depressing; "I am coffee and cigarettes and whiskey and sleeplessness"
5 (5:32) Quiet, falsetto vocals; builds throughout its runtime
6 (2:34) Ominous, distorted electric guitar crunches and melodies; gets loud
*7 (1:44) Brooding instrumental; sounds like how the back of the case looks
8 (1:54) Quiet, pretty track about longing for someone, hints of darkness
9 (6:27) FCC fuck x2. Consistently quiet, angsty lyrics, piano touches
10 (1:37) Weird vaguely blues rock riff runs this one, guitar/cymbal crashes
11 (2:37) Vocals early, then builds into pounding drony noise
*12 (2:22) Quiet, lonely, mostly acoustic piece
13 (1:56) Pretty love song closes things off, air of optimism, ends with :10 left

Track Listing
1. Interstate   7. Dewayne
2. No Talking   8. Come See Me
3. The Road   9. Sheep Among Wolves
4. I Am   10. Souls
5. Gentile Boyfriend   11. Change In Your Heart
6. Everybody's On The Run   12. I Don't Want To Be Found
  13. This Stays True