This disc of gently processed field recordings flows as beautifully as the river on its cover. Burbling water, birds chirping, and other nasturalistic sounds are only the starting point for a startlingly pretty composition that incorporates these tiny glimpses of nature into a widescreen panorama as sweeping and open as the Western landscape. The result of long-distance collaboration, this discs organic, seamless sound completely belies those origins. Doug Theriault is a guitarist based in Portland, OR, best known as an improviser whos played with such diverse talents as Fred Lonberg Holm, Sean Meehan, Climax Golden Twins, and Noggin. Jeph Jerman is a multi-talented Arizona-based sound manipulator, known for ultra-quiet improv with natural objects and lo-fi field-recordings. Jeph and Doug have recorded together several times, resulting in 3 previous CD-Rs and a cassette, but this project is much different from anything theyve done together in the past. Comes packaged with special, gorgeous artwork: a gatefold cardboard sleeve with a real photo by Jeph attached. LIMITED TO 75 COPIES. - Fargone.