Relatively Clean Rivers (Limited 180 Gr. Edition)
Relatively Clean Rivers
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Long before the term Cosmic Americana was of common use there was a band ideally fitting the role. Back in 1976 the long psychedelic wave was rapidly fading away, but the market of private press was still in demand.
The self-debut album of Relative Clean Rivers came out the same year on the leader Phil Pearlman label. The brainchild of Phil Pearlman, the band was rapidly crossing genres focusing on extended long jam verging on Californian psych and proto-ambient country/folk. The man. a sort of local guru, was previously involved in two other projects: Orange County own The Beat Of The Earth and The Electronic Hole.
Now is your chance to grab this rural manifesto. With much of the music being acoustic, there are elerrients of morphing electric guitars, smattered with strange spacey moments belaying a certain stoned atmosphere. The album is imaginative, melancholic, mellow and exotically webbed. And then there's the band Wilco, citing the Relatively Clean Rivers as being inspirational.