"With a healthy does of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's more lysergic moments about them, the Florida psych-rockers specialise in woozy West Coast wig outs. Standout track 'This Is The Time' goes a step further too - recalling the Brian Jonestown Massacre with it's drums and free-playing fretwork to create gentle, dreamy rock'n roll. Recent album 'Keeper Of The Dawn' is a mist that's worth getting lost in"
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“The musical idiom of psychedelia isn’t known for its clarity, but Florida duo Ancient River are more methodical than most, preferring the art of subtle suggestion to the hammer-drop approach that seems de rigueur these days. On Ancient River’s most recent album, ‘Keeper of the Dawn,’ vocals are little more than whispered chants blowing by on a stiff breeze, while songs like “New Rising” and “Desolation Song” build slowly before evolving into fascinating little blooms with a minimum of fuzz and frenzy."
"And here is where it begins to feel like an absolute fools errand to try to define the sound of 'Keeper of the Dawn.' Ancient River are so dialed-in to their individual current at this moment – a current strengthened, without question, by the duo’s relentless touring – that the entire album becomes more than a sum of its parts, just as the dawn can be felt each morning as something more than our moon momentarily disappearing from view. Don’t mistake the simplicity presented on..."
"....After The Ohm I locked myself in a room for a couple of years trying to really develop my sound. I played guitar until it felt like another limb and also taught myself some music theory. My goal was to define exactly what I wanted to do artistically and have the ability to do it..."
"...We are big David Axelrod fans and I loved the idea of putting the drums up front on some tracks. The album is a dark precursor to those first..."
“Hearing Ancient River‘s lush, expansive sound, it’s hard to imagine that it’s just two guys. Starting out as the bedroom brainchild of lead singer James Barreto, the Gainesville duo are getting ready to release their newest album Keeper of the Dawn. Taking cues from contemporaries like Temples and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, new single “This Is The Time” finds the duo in a magical haze. Washed-out drums and fuzz pedals do the trick, but the ringing reverb..."
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Before Dawn Limited Edition Cassette Tape 2014
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