Hundred Waters – ‘Hundred Waters’
There’s something easily grasped with Gainesville, Florida’s Hundred Waters. The group has recently made a huge stride towards their project, officially beginning all the way back in the Fall of 2011. With these six members preceding as the very same band to previously play along Levek throughout the local-legend’s tour, we’ve already taken towards a bit of the understanding to where the certain fondness attracts from. At that point, while all living under the same roof, Hundred Waters had not originally even realized where they’ll all end up arriving at by early 2012.
The soon to be released self-titled album hopes to extend the affinity around the context of the three available SoundCloud streams. Being just under 50 minutes all the way through, the debut album brings itself together as a charming collection of various sensibilities. Though, still as a complete sense of comfort, put together by a sort of pseudo-foreign arrangement, the release welcomes Nicole Miglis‘ emphasized, dissident vocals most of all. “Me & Anodyne” becomes just the perfect example of the substance this album is capable of churning together.
At the same time, Hundred Waters bring themselves closer through a nurtured nature; “Visitor” just happens to strongly showcase the entire album’s endearment and everything they’ve led up to musically. Here, the track is tied by the full accompaniment of its dripping piano keys and strange time-signatures, found in both the music and the vocals. The woozy mood provided now supports the gentle touch of this album, given through as the number of tracks following this song’s course. But the album’s overture continues to be carried on elsewhere, specifically, as “Caverns” where tension fills in as Nicole Miglis asks “How did we find heaven? / How did she find us?” The remainder of the song follows an instrumental build up around these repeated words. As a high-octane transition to a slow hum of guitar, the mood follows ever so closely and just a first listen of this album should follow suit in impression.
Hundred Waters has done more than enough to find their roots feeling naturally buried in their music and where they come from. Their release even stands behind an organically dynamic use of instruments, where it’s usually tough to find such a varied path towards an album, while keeping its composition just as clean and organized. It’s also apparently known that Hundred Waters does things very similarly as a live performance. To find the album’s pleasant solace presented in its recordings has been more than enough for me so far, but suddenly that album release show seems as enticing as ever to attend.