A very unusual album, it is composed of 8 songs, although there is 16 tracks. Each song is played on guitar, and then follows the same song, on a piano version, making an unusual, but very unfathomable, picturesque and unique expressionistic diagram of marvelous beauty, where each track has a beautiful composition, gracefully completed by a poetic counterpart, which you will find quite hard to translate in words, as they are so much capable to build unexpected dialogues between your emotions. And you will feel between the songs, as well as at the very own core of each one of them, that kind of genuine emotion that makes the music reflects the uneasiness required for a deep and sincere appreciation of the listener.
Since every track is very short, each one of them makes you travel free through the groundbreaking notes of every song, since this peculiar and unusual change of guitar and piano gives you the feeling of flying between worlds of angelically delineated serenity, while at the same time gives to your spirit the astonishing peculiarities that only a carefully constructed masterpiece achieves with such a great, but measuredly crafted symbioses of instruments, creating in such beautiful and well delineated harmonies the groundwork that only great musicians are able to combine perfectly together.
All in all, Rivers & Shores is another great and beautiful Black Hill album, with another great and solemn guest artist, heklAa. The marvelous and poetic beauty of such expressionistic pieces, that isolated from one another shares the greatness of impenetrable and subtle fragments, are greatly combined together to compose a carefree mosaic of dense artistic structure, that works heavenly as a tapestry of beautiful layers of sound, very unique even for such talented and incredibly skilled musicians. In fact, it is the kind of album that no words can describe. You have to listen to yourself to believe! Beautiful, astounding, magnificent. Destined to become an underground classic, with no other album being able for comparison yet.