Thursday, June 2, 2011


platetectonics from b sullivan on Vimeo.

Last Nights just stumbled upon a video for United Waters "Platetectonics" taken from the recent LP Your First Ever River. Some may already be familiar with Brian Sullivan, the man behind United Waters, & especially his work as 1/2 of the experimental noisniks Mouthus. In this case his new solo work may come as a bit of a surprise, but based upon the leading track heard above there seems to be much to unearth for newcomers & Mouthus fans a like.

Platetectonics is a ramshackled tune that merges beautiful guitar lines, electronic percussion, & fuzz in all the right ways. Along the way Sullivan low voice enters the picture offering a little melancholy & inspiration. While listening I'm constantly reminded of similar songsmiths of recent years. The work of Ben Chasny's Six Organs of Admittance standing at the forefront of my mind & ears. Yet even if briefly obscured by such references the overall composition structure manages to remind the listener of the uniqueness of Sullivan's work.

You can pick up United Waters Your First Ever River via the fine folks at Arbitrary Signs now.

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