Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonMM Radio ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonMP3 ButtonForum ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Seaworthy & Matt Rösner - Two Lakes [12K - 2010]

“Two Lakes” is an  poignant yet soothing album that mixers and blends togeather tuneful yet melancholic and atmospheric electric/acoustic guitar textures, subtle elctroincs and drones with field recordings taken from two coastal lake ecosystems off the coast of New South Wales in Australia.

The project brings together Australian electric/acoustic mood setters Seaworthy (aka guitarist Cameron Webb) and sound-artists/ electro soundscaper Matt Rösner. In April of last year the pair travelled to the two coastal lake ecosystems of Meroo and Termeil which lie on the south Wales cost line of Australia. There they undertook field recordings of the lakes, surrounding beaches, forests and streams. During breaks in field recordings the pair retreated to a near by log cabin where they built a drifting, deeply atmospheric yet improvised sonic mix of electric and acoustic guitar, ukulele, bells, subtle electroincs and very minimal percussion. Later when they had finished their field recordings,which took place at different times of day and night, the pair mixed their improvised music and the field recordings together to create what we hear today.

The album perfectly balances and merges the harmonic and musical elements with the often windswept, watery and at times deeply sad field recordings taken from the two lakes- each element seems to enhancing the other perfectly to create this beautiful and  poignant  record.  There’s a very distinctive melancholic autumnal or  near dusk feeling that pervades much of the album, and though it never becomes too doomy or dark, it’s rich with a deep and aching sadness that has a very deep emotional vein running through it that every one will be able to relate to.

“Two Lakes” is a slow, haunting and very human record that effortless blends together felt and emotional music with field recordings into one breathtaking whole. Another great 12K record and one of this years highlights

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Seaworthy & Matt Rösner - Two Lakes
“Two Lakes” is an  poignant yet soothing album that mixers and blends togeather tuneful yet melancholic and atmospheric electric/acoustic guitar texture...
050315   Tundra - Tajnie i G³êbie
050315   Abyzm /Toxic Bliss - Untitled
050315   Circle - Leviatan
040315   Pillory - Evolutionary Misca...
040315   Codex - The Peace Paradox
040315   Mortifera - IV Sancti Tristhess
030315   Werewolf Jerusalem / Robert R...
020315   Abhor - Ritualia Stramonium
270215   Budd Powell - Live at the Blu...
270215   Wieman - The Classics
Latest Articles

LAWRENCE ENGLISH + RAFAEL ANTON I...
Australian label Room40's 15 year anniversary is the occasion for a mini tour featuring label founder Lawrence English as well as notable label-mates Rafael ...
150215   LAWRENCE ENGLISH + RAFAEL ANT...
301214   Mike Fazio - Textural Guitar...
241214   Boar - Beyond the 'Wall'...
181214   Best Of 2014 - Best Of 2014
301014   Lorenzo Abattoir - US West C...
201014   Ryne Barber - Hearse Fetish,...
131014   The Necks - Live report- 08 O...
260914   Z'EV - One Of A Kind
080914   Propast - Unholy Serbian Dark...
030914   Nightsatan - The Fearless War...

Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

subscribe unsubscribe
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 - 2014. Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=com Bottom