There is something laid-back and spring-like about Watter. No matter if the titles of these instrumental compositions sometimes seem gloomy (like Bloody Monday, or Death Knock), the effect of listening to Watter is somewhat akin to lying on the back on a nice summer’s day next to a slowly flowing brook, reading wondrous stories from the shapes of clouds, majestically floating by high up in the sky.
In a manner of speaking, this slowly developing post rock (with tinges of folk and jazz) is the antidote to the world as it unfolds around us, or perhaps rather it’s a taste of things to come, of a life less burdened, in a world freed of the oppression and suppresion of natural instincts and aspirations.
Even when the music strays into melancholic moods, there seems to be a distance, a clarity, that seems to remove any urgency and enhance a feeling of calmness. Combined with an ambience that reminds me of something like Tangerine Dream‘s cool 80’s soundtracks.
I envision Watter‘s set at Roadburn to be of immense healing proportions, mending all the pain and exhaustiion of a the previous day’s of the festival’s toll, when they take the stage to send the audience into a dreamstate at the Green Room on Sunday, April 22.
Watter 3/22/16 (Part 1 of 2) Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall Rustic Frog ??? ??? Zak Riles – guitar, keyboards Tyler Trotter – keyboards Britt Walford – percussion
Liveset from Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, March 2016
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|This World||Album (2014)|
|History Of The Future||Album (2017)|