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  • Summary: The husband-and-wife Swedish duo's third album was recorded with an Icelandic choir.
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  1. The noises on Rivers, while off-beat, are more or less pleasurable, not testing the listener--instead introducing them, guiding down the increasingly sealed-off world the record builds for itself.
  2. The EPs are kept distinct on two separate discs. Whilst they vary in texture and mood, they also work remarkably well together, as if representing two sides of the same coin.
  3. 80
    Rivers is a record that will haunt you long after you've heard it. [Sep 2010, p.99]
  4. 70
    Wallentin has reined in her seductive-foghorn voice, and Wildbirds & Peacedrums are a more subtly compelling band for it.
  5. By the force of their musicianship on Rivers, however, Wildbirds & Peacedrums manage to own that risk as one of their greatest assets.
  6. While still incredibly beautiful, the addition of a choir in the first half has neutered much of the duo's original appeal. [Summer 2010, p.81]

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