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Holy River Family Band: Welcome To Riverhouse; An Abbreviated Journey (LP, 1998)

Gates Of Dawn GOD 004

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Price: €22.00

Grading cover: MINT/SS | Grading vinyl: MINT/SS

"On their second effort, the authentically psychedelic (heck, even Tom Rapp of Pearls Before Swine wrote them a blurb) Holy River Family Band change their mind-blowing formula bit while continuing to extend their music into newer, unprecedented regions of the time-space continuum while using at least semi-conventional means ... HRFB have succeeded in taking listeners through the vortex to the place where all extraneous divisions of sound fall away, leaving only the essence of tone and vibration. This is an ambition of so many acts, from Spiritualized to Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips -- all with far more elaborate production techniques that achieve far less musically, imagistically, and most importantly, emotionally." (AllMusic)

"Without question if you're looking for a place to start with the Holy River Family Band, this is the CD to go with." (Albums Under the Radar)

"The trademark sound is still psychedelia with an Eastern flavor ... Jens Unosson's synths lift the stage into the heavens at times with slowly meandering melody lines and at others with multi-textured layers of keys that Jonasson jams to. On some tunes his organ gives the songs a cool 60's pop-psych feel. But this is only the surface as much instrumental activity is going on in the background. In fact, the music can be quite complex despite the ease and dreaminess of the pace. The best moments though are when Mathias Barder adds flute to the mix. I can just feel the cloud ease itself underneath and carry me away. In summary, the band has taken the ideas that were introduced on Haida Deities to produce a solid and better defined work." (Aural Innovations)

Holy River Family Band: Welcome To Riverhouse

Holy River Family Band: Welcome To Riverhouse