Review of This Valley Of Old Mountains [12k1091]

Underscore Music Magazine (.COM)

There’s something heartening about the thought of two musicians, across a distance of several thousand miles, imagining a third place together. This album by Federico Durand (who lives in a small town in Argentina) and Taylor Deupree (who lives in a small town in New York state) is an act of relaxed world building, all gentle and winsome tones with foregrounded field recordings. It imagines a therethat’s not opposite a single here, but instead a there that contains the threads of multiple heres woven together, a collective imagining from far-flung places. And this is imagining with a lowercase “i”: a practice that creates a humble space in the mind, a space full of entrancing subtleties.

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