Monday, May 08, 2006
Download: Scott Solter - "Antique Brothers"
Scott Solter, known to many as studio wizard/right-hand man at John Vanderslice's studio, Tiny Telephone, will be releasing his second full-length album, One River, on May 30th, via San Francisco's Tell-All Records. Attentive readers of The 'Cropper will know that we've been big fans of Tell-All since they first burst into our lives with their awesome '05 release, May 23, 2007, by The Kallikak Family, and they've done it again with Scott's new record.
Composed primarily with processed guitars, One River, creates a hushed lull of ambience that pacifies without boring. The seven tracks that make up the record flow seamlessly into and out of one another in a way that make sense in light of the record's title.
I, myself, am a big fan of ambient music, and find this to be one of the most interesting ambient records I've heard in a while. However, I'm also dreadful at explaining why I like certain pieces of ambient music and find others terribly boring. All I can say, is that Scott's songs do it for me, and now thanks to the power of the mp3 blog, you won't have to suffer through any further attempts for me to describe what you can hear perfectly well for yourself.
Finally, I'm all about trying to get people to post more comments on this blog, so please do feel free to tell us what you think of the track posted here. We had great response to my last call to arms (6 comments, 4 of them real!), let's keep it up 'croppers. So yeah, what do you think of the track? How do you best evaluate ambient music? We can talk about the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which nobody seems to wanna look at? We're down for whatever.