7" £6.99 TROME005
Limited 7" on Trome Records.
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I'm not familiar with this band Rivulets but when Phil handed this 7" to me yesterday he said it was the first thing they'd done in ages and they were a bit like Low. He's right to some extent, as 'Stars In Aspic' itself sounds an awful lot like Duluth's finest, the plaintive vocals, the slowly strummed guitar, that church-like stillness even in what the press release tells us is the rock-out section. I suppose everything is relative. It's a gorgeous bit of old fashioned slowcore like I didn't know anybody made any more.
Over on the other side is something completely different. This is some kind of slow-burning drone piece with drawn-out Deathprod-esque melodies and subtle swelling chords of wibbling analogue dread. Really good, actually, although if drone music is good I can find the 7" format a little brief, and that's certainly the case here. If you're into all things sad and slow, you should pick this up.
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