Seafarers Music

Will Oldham

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Seafarers Music Review

by Richie Unterberger

One of many non-full-length releases Oldham churned out during his solo career, the four-song, 27-minute EP Seafarers Music is wholly instrumental soundtrack music to a documentary about seafarers in Rotterdam. Each of the four meditative acoustic pieces served as a theme for one of the four sailors profiled in the film. It's the kind of stuff where you can hear the fingers sliding on the strings and the strings hitting the instrument, soothing but not so tranquil that it's devoid of moodiness. It's pleasant, slightly somber ambient music, but not one of Oldham's more notable side projects, the tracks probably working better in the context of the documentary than they do as naked listening.

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