Rivener's vinyl debut comes out on September 1 on Twin Lakes Recordsand These Are Not Records. They'll be celebrating the release of this platter of psychedelic free-rock with luminaries from music's outer fringes -- Millions-Sauter Duo & Samara Lubelski
Paul Belbusti (gtr, keys, perc)
Michael Kiefer (drums/perc)
All their songs are composed on-the-fly -- lysergic shape-shifting explorations of no wave, noise, & free-jazz, with elements rooted loosely in the rock tradition -- ineffable expressions of the human spirit.
"New Haven, Connecticut based duo, playing guitar/drum improvisations with a very psychedelic edge...this is a great combo of loose, jazzoidlateral drum figures and a guitar tone recalling Rick Bishop at his most blotter-friendly, although mostly shorn of Eastern modalities. Which is not to infer there aren't some vary dang exotic passages.” -- Byron Coley (The Wire)
"Odd to say this following so many spins of this furious album, but it's refreshing. Refreshing not only to hear a musician downplay his music's niche, but refreshing to hear him downplay (see above) its general intellect. And certainly some jazz purists will wonder if it's "jazz" enough. But no one should wonder about its freedom. While the Kid and the elder Sauter may not take themselves too seriously, it is some serious and seriously good music. Serious music fans take note." -- FreeJazz Blog
"Like many musical minimalists, Lubelski finds variety in consistency, coaxing a rainbow from a few sonic shades." -- Pitchfork