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Rivulets
 
Rivulets is the project of minimalist singer-songwriter Nathan Amundson. Born in Colorado, Amundson grew up in Alaska before leaving home at age 16 and moving frequently throughout the United States. He started performing as Rivulets in 1999, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Since inception, Rivulets' lineup has been steadily in flux; sometimes it's just Amundson and his guitar, but just as often, friends step in for performances and recordings. Rivulets is a prolific songwriter, with releases out on several labels, including Acuarela, BlueSanct, Silber, and Chair Kickers' Union. Rivulets has toured the US and Europe extensively, and has a rare claim to a devoted fan base in Iceland, built on performances there and his stripped-down cult classic EP thank you reykjavik on BlueSanct records. Rivulets is also closely followed throughout Europe and the UK. Rivulets' full-length albums, r i v u l e t s (2002) and DEBRIDEMENT (2003), were both recorded by Alan Sparhawk of Low, and released on his label Chair Kickers' Union. The albums feature guest appearances from the likes of Jessica Bailiff, LD Beghtol (the Magnetic Fields), Jon DeRosa (Aarktica, Pale Horse & Rider), Marc Gartman, Seth Knappen (Darling), Brian John Mitchell (Remora), Aaron Molina (if thousands), and Mimi Parker (Low). Rivulets' discography also includes numerous compilation appearances and several EPs: the aforementioned thank you reykjavik EP on BlueSanct; the Alcohol EPs on Silber; the recent rivulets / marc gartman split CD (featuring Jarboe of SWANS) on Tract; and the brand new you've got your own EP on Acuarela. SELECTED PRESS QUOTES "Often driven only by voice or quiet guitar, Rivulets is frighteningly gentle, yet genuinely powerful. The brooding love songs of Mark Kozelek's Red House Painters are an apt comparison, as are the acute, windswept soundscapes of Iceland's Sigur Ros. Most often, the music suggests the isolation and odd beauty found at the center of an iced-over lake in the middle of winter." - All Music Guide "Four stars [DEBRIDEMENT]. Amundson's songs may occasionally make Nick Drake sound full o' beans, but their forlorn, otherworldly beauty is seldom less captivating." - Mojo, UK (2003) "Residing in a hazy singer-songwriter space somewhere between Nick Drake and Red House Painter Mark Kozelek, Rivulets' is the work of one Nathan Amundson." - Mojo, UK (2002) "Who? Singer-songwriter Nathan Amundson. Sounds like: Dark, sparse folk music played on acoustic guitar and an assortment of other instruments. How is it? Quietly effective and moving. Close examination will be rewarded handsomely. Kindred spirits: Low, Nick Drake, Will Oldham" - Alternative Press "Think of the hazy grace of Low, the heartrending honesty of Will Oldham and the songcraft of Nick Drake and you understand it's hard for me not to give this one my wholehearted recommendation." - the Broken Face "Realistically, Nathan Amundson (Rivulets) should have put out a record with at least one bad song by now. He hasn't." - the Brain ".a shining gem of introspective modern ethereal folk." - Outburn

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