Scott Tuma – The River 1 2 3 4 (Truck Stop)
A sparse, dark collection of four untitled tracks that swirl the melancholy banjo-in-a-tin-can sound of Iron and Wine, bright acoustic folk guitar bringing to mind Leo Kottke, and heavy ambient space that’s like the calm-before-the-storm part of a Godspeed record without quite the same blue-ball inducing expansiveness. Ghostly sounds like creaky rocking chairs or reaping tools knocking together in a woodshed add atmosphere and occasionally a sort of accidental percussion. It’s ambient folk, and it’s gorgeous.
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