Black river

by: The pulsations


The Pulsations summon the deep pocket in “Black River.” Spurred from a group writing session, the drum and bass groove pave the way for interlocking guitar parts and a topsy-turvy horn line. The group found inspiration in the cataclysmic nature of the Black River that fed Lake Washington in the Seattle area. The river was inadvertently drained when a canal was constructed from the Puget Sound to Lake Washington. The dried-up river caused a catastrophic loss of a resource that affected local farmers, the salmon population, and Native tribes who still lived alongside the river. It beckons the reality of the inevitable briefness in all facets of life and thusly, “you gotta dig it while it’s happening.”

Produced by Oli Klomp

Oliver Klomp - Drums
Tige DeCoster - Bass
William Wolford - Guitar
Chris O' Conner - Guitar
Kent Halvorsen - Keyboards
Lalo Bello - Percussion
Jason Cressey - Trombone
Kate Olson - Baritone Sax
Marc Fendle - Alto Sax
Kevin Nortness - Tenor Sax
Peter Daniel - Baritone Sax
Mike Barber - Trumpet
Bill Jones - Trumpet

Maurice Caldwell - Vocals

Tracking Engineer -  Jason Gray
Magik Carpet Studio

Mixing Engineer - Jason Gray

Blue Mallard Recording


Mastering Engineer - Doug Krebs
Doug Krebs Mastering