Rivulets is lo-fi artist Nathan Amundsen (USA) who creates starkly beautiful, pared-down songs and ambient instrumentals.
He has released albums on Important, Chair Kickers' Union, O Rosa and Jellyfant Records, as well as numerous EPs, split releases and compilations.
Since 2000 Rivulets has toured extensively across the US and Europe, gaining fervent acclaim for his achingly fragile, minimal song-craft. Describing his work as 'acoustic shoegaze', Amundsen creates a unique ghostly stillness by merging his haunted, often harrowing vocals with slow drone-like instrumentation.
Albums include: 'r i v u l e t s', 'DEBRIDEMENT', 'You Are My Home', 'We're Fucked', 'I Remember Everything' and 'In Our Circle'.
'Stars In Aspic/It's Here' was released in February 2014 and is Rivulets' first solo vinyl release, with beautiful artwork by Christy Romanick.
Over two sides of a 7" Amundsen displays opposite ends to his sonic spectrum. Side A is a slice of country-tinged Americana; melancholic and hymnal yet strangely gothic. Side B, composed specifically for Trome, is a microcosm of dark drone experimentation; expansive, cinematic and brooding. 'Star In Aspic/It's Here' is a perfect gateway drug to Rivulets' sound for those new to his work, or an essential addition for those already hooked.
ARTIST LINKS: rivulets.net