The River Bends
And Flows into the Sea
Tooth & Nail
The River Bends is the latest project of the prolific solo artist Denison Witmer. On this release, he joins forces with several musician friends to create a subdued and rather intimate release.
This record is solid, but it’s almost too mellow for my taste. Fans of Elliot Smith will have no problem warming up to this one, as the similarities to Smith are obvious. Warm and simmering guitars abound, and Witmer’s blanketing voice is the perfect companion for this style of laissiez-faire music. For me, it just didn’t leave a mark. But again, I’m not really a fan of laid back indie rock stuff. If you are, you’ll probably really like this album.
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