Rivulets is the nom de plume of minimalist singer-songwriter Nathan Amundson. Nathan was born in Denver, CO, grew up in Anchorage, AK, & started Rivulets in Minneapolis, MN in the year 2000.
[audio:Rivulets – i told jesus christ how much i love her.mp3]Rivulets has relased albums on Chair Kickers’ Union & Important Records; & EPs on Silber, Acuarela, BlueSanct, & Tract; as well as numerous compilation tracks & singles.
Often driven only by voice or quiet guitar, Rivulets was frighteningly gentle, yet genuinely powerful. The brooding love songs of Mark Kozelek’s Red House Painters were an apt comparison, as were the acute, windswept soundscapes of Iceland’s Sigur Rós. Most often, the music suggested the isolation and odd beauty found at the center of an iced-over lake in the middle of winter. Rivulets’ spare sound was also augmented at times by various musicians, including Low principals Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker.
Additional musicians who have performed live or on record as part of Rivulets include: Jessica Bailiff, LD Beghtol (the Magnetic Fields), Haley Bonar, Chris Brokaw (Codeine), Jon DeRosa (Aarktica), William Faith (Faith & the Muse), Christian Frederickson (Rachel’s), Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jarboe (SWANS), Brian John Mitchell (Remora), Aaron Molina (if thousands), Mimi Parker (Low), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Aaron Spectre, Nathan Vollmar, and Bob Weston (Shellac).
Rivulets | You Are My Home
Nathan Amundson is also a member of Vlor and frequent collaborator with artists such as Annelies Monseré, Clara Hill, Jessica Bailiff, if thousands, & Remora.
Rivulets (US) & Special Guest
Digital in Berlin DJ’s
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 | 20:00 CET
The Kiss Kiss Ballroom | Wolliner Str.18-19 | 10435 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
The brand new Digital in Berlin Music Salon will take place @ The KissKiss Ballroom either the third or last Tuesday of every month. The event series features serious forms of quality music from forward-thinking electronic/experimental music to folk & singer-songwriters to classic minimalism, drone composition and atmospheric soundscapes.