Expect immersing yourself in various layers of field recordings, alienated acoustic instruments and floating arrangements: a cinematic journey through imaginary valleys full of running waters, chirping birds, squeaking otters, oinking pigs and clandestine odd sounds.
"... While it’s hard to guess what an otter might like to hear, one imagines a combination of playfulness and fluidity, which is what one encounters here. Wind chimes topple into pig snorts and drown in gentle ambient washes. The river flows; the showers fall. The artist performs a duet with nature, creating a soundscape that doesn’t exist in real life: a tranquil harmonic convergence. In the final minutes, his gentle tapping is accepted by the local birds, who continue to tweet, unperturbed. To listen is to experience a contagious exuberance. Enraptured with his environment, the artist has managed to retain the wonder of a child ..."
(Richard Allen / A Closer Listen)
"...Water, rooting pigs, and animal splashes all figure into the work, which flows as gracefully as the Alpine streams it celebrates."
(Byron Coley / The Wire)
"Abby continues to breathe life into every living/flowing thing he captures, these recordings happened to be as much a part of our world as of his."
"...“Riverside Burrows” is a celebration of long summer nights spent on the banks of a small river with the sounds of nature surrounding you. I am enamored with this album. You can’t help but feel the sunshine on your back with this recording..."
(Sigil of Brass)
"... You can almost smell nature’s freshness right from your listening chair!"
(Peter van Cooten / ambientblog.net)
"very very nice!"
“I like. just did about 20 things while listening”