After circulating tapes during a few years of international touring and cultivating his following in Austin, David Longoria has recorded his debut studio album as Longriver: Of Seasons, a folk-animated meditation on time, death, and whispers of transcendence.
Before Longriver, Longoria played with acts diverse as . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Bill Baird, as well as producing records such as The Blue Dirt of Paradise. But his main operation was fronting his own multi-piece rock set, The Black, whose record Sun in the Day Moon at Night got “pretty damn close to the mythical ‘cosmic American music’ that Gram Parsons was trying to pin down,” according to My Old Kentucky Blog.
The work of Longriver, however, is quieter and operates in more intimate spaces and moments. Such work could be called a breather when it comes to speed, a temporary release from our culture of acceleration. Longriver channels the more mystical resonances of pre-war blues.
The rhythmic strength of the fingerstyle playing–informed by Skip James, John Fahey, and Townes Van Zandt–keeps the music moving, deftly afloat accompanied by upright bass and organ, piano and cello.
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