Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots – Across the silver river

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Released: 2002 By Groove Unlimited

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  1. Deep Within Forbidden Mountains [5:41]
  2. The Morning Dew (for Barbara) [3:15]MP3 soundclip of The morning dew [2:59]
  3. Fields in Evening Light [8:09]
  4. Tranquil Moon [5:23]
  5. Dawn Across the Southern Ocean [5:47]
  6. Forgotten Islands Rediscovered [6:45]MP3 soundclip of Forgotten islands rediscovered [2:59]
  7. Under a Sheltering Tree [6:53]
  8. Moonrise [4:26]
  9. Night Sky (part 2) [9:47]
  10. Across the Silver River [6:39]
  11. Fragile Feelings [6:03]
  12. Ancestral Graves [5:01]MP3 soundclip of Ancestral graves [2:59]
  13. Papanui Lagoon [3:50]

Ambient soundscapes

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Weight 105 g



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5 reviews for Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots – Across the silver river

  1. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

    Rudy Adrian has garnered considerable attention with his solo ambient releases during the last few years. When New Zealander Adrian sent some of his new music to Ron Boots in the Netherlands, Boots was so taken by the work that he suggested a collaboration. Across the Silver River” is the result of that creative conjunction.
    While Adrian’s peaceful music has been favorably compared to Harold Budd and Brian Eno

  2. John Schrijnemaekers

    Ik heb nu ongeveer twee weken Across the Silver River in huis. Als ambient-grootverbruiker sinds Eno en Budd‘s The Pearl” en Eno‘s “On land” weet ik waar ik het over heb; Across the Silver River behoort tot de vijf beste cd’s van het jaar. Waarom?
    Omdat je (Ron Boots) samenwerking met Rudy Adrian heeft geleid tot een evenwichtige

  3. Carl Jenkinson

    Any album that results through the exchange of CD-R’s is usually best avoided as it leads, in most cases to a monotonous experience lacking in dynamics or variation. That’s certainly not the case here as these two geographically disparate artists (Adrian lives in New Zealand, Boots in The Netherlands) have combined to create an album which will easily satisfy any ambient cravings you might have.
    The expertise & experience that these two musicians have gained over the years is put to good use throughout with each track perfectly evoking it’s title in the listener’s head. The gently swelling chords which open Deep Within Forbidden Mountains” in unison with ethnic flutes & the sound of thunder are perfect for bringing pictures to life within the head of the listener as do the touching piano notes that herald “The Morning Dew”.
    Close your eyes (like any good ambient album this is best experienced late at night in a darkened room

  4. Phil Derby / Electroambient Space

    In this age of electronic music that is easily distilled onto a PC file or a CDR, it is increasingly common to find musicians, particularly in this genre, doing long-distance collaborations, making a musical partnership without ever stepping into a studio together. Such was the creation of this disc, originally conceived and recorded by New Zealander Rudy Adrian, and added to by Dutch artist Ron Boots.
    The result has anything but a tacked-on feel. Rather, it sounds as if it were intended that way all along. Though Ron added all the rhythm tracks, the disc remains largely a soft ambient work, probably the quietest music that Boots has been involved with. Though Adrian has done very mellow works like The Healing Lake, this has a different character to it.
    The thirteen tracks cover a range of sounds and moods. From the dark thunder and echoing flutes of Deep Within Forbidden Mountains” to the delicate piano piece “The Morning Dew (for Barbara)” to the nature sounds and almost tribal beat of “Fields in Evening Light”

  5. Paul Rijkens

    When Rudy Adrian sent a CD-R with new music to Ron Boots, Ron was inspired by the tranquillity and the power of the music and wanted to join this music with parts of his own. Many people were thrilled when they heard or read this. How would Rudys ambient/space-style merge with that of Ron, who is very well at home in all styles of electronic music? Well, excellent! The result is an amazing album of shear beauty.

    Deep Within Forbidden Mountains is a typical Adrian-composition: calm, relaxing and with Nick Prosser on baroque flute. The Morning Dew (for Barbara) is surprising because the gentle piano parts remind of the music of ambient legend Harold Budd.
    Fields In Evening Light is also a superb ambient piece. In a subtle way, Ron manages to lace in percussion in this composition. This is also the fact in another great tracks Forgotten Islands Rediscovered and Night Sky (part 2).
    Dawn Across The Southern Ocean, Under A Sheltering Tree and Fragile Feelings show, again, fantastic ambient music.
    To conclude the album, Payanui Lagoon has a minimal feeling as we know from Budd and Brian Eno.

    Across The Silver River has become one of those rare albums that grab the listener to never let loose again. Rudy Adrian and Ron Boots show again, and now together, that they are on the foreground of electronic music.

    2002. Paul Rijkens

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