EugeneKha – [2010] River Songs

This week’s review is about a great piece of Ambient “World” music released at the magnificent Clinical Archives netlabel, a steady source of “eclectic and illogical music”. Its self-proclaimed aim is to broaden the definition of music.

EugeneKha’s River Songs are not attempt in this direction, but they are a dozen well-crafted ambient songs with a distinct sound with various ethnic and cultural influences. In the following are 3 previews of my favourite songs as well as the obligatory download link.

The River Song is the flagship song of this album. It starts big with a cinematic opening which could fit a broad range of films. Great first 30 seconds! Then the song slowly introduces other motives and instruments, until in 2:10 an oriental touch is added which moves the imaginary scenery.

The Volga Bulgarians strolls through a vivid medina quarter, mixed with traditional western instruments. The comparably strong beat has a quick pace for such an “Ambient” music release.

The Eternal River could be the River Song’s elder brother. A little less experimental, but well made and with a great primary motive (played in 1:55-2:25).

Tracks

# Title Duration Rating Energy
01 Intro 1:37 ★★
02 The River Song 6:41 ★★★★
03 The Volga Bulgarians 4:03 ★★★ ♢♢
04 Interlude # 1 1:16 ★★★
05 Coast Hope 6:08 ★★★ ♢♢
06 Rainsong 2:58 ★★★
07 Volga 6:24 ★★★
08 Interlude # 2 2:31 ★★
09 Dark Wave 5:05 ★★★ ♢♢
10 After A Rain 2:54 ★★ ♢♢
11 Reastrained Emotions 3:48 ★★
12 Interlude # 3 1:00 ★★
13 Slippery Coast 3:19 ★★★
14 Mirror 5:21 ★★
15 Last Mooring (Part 1 & 2) 3:37 ★★★
16 The Eternal River (Radio Edit) 5:21 ★★★★ ♢♢
17 Final Passage 3:54 ★★★

Stats

Release River Songs
Artist EugeneKha
Year 2010
Label Clinical Archives
Genre World
Style Ambient, Instrumental
Download Link (320Kbps MP3)