For those of you looking for another album of desperately lonely ballads from the Oregon born but Danish based singer/songwriter behind the beautiful How They Are LP in 2010 this may not be to your taste, but stick around.

The album was created as a haunting soundtrack for an equally haunting upcoming documentary, Confluence. It tells the tale of a group of missing girls in the 1980’s not far from Peter Broderick’s hometown and so he shut himself away in his workspace above a piano store he had the key for and began experimenting.

What results is a collection that not only works as a soundtrack but as an album in it’s own right however if you don’t like it by the second track, your opinion isn’t likely to change. Album opener ‘In The Valley Itself’ has a strong Sigur Ros feel and it’s a feeling you’ll carry with you throughout the rest of your experience with Broderick.

Each track is a masterclass in how to build tension through music with ‘Some Fisherman On The Snake River’ being Broderick’s masterpiece. The layers add up and up with dragging strings, echoing vocals and jangling guitars creating an awesome sense of foreboding before they all scatter away to leave you alone once more.

Broderick is more than adept filling his music with emotion and it’s visual quality is astounding. If you lie back and shut your eyes, scenes from past films will keep forcing themselves into your head. Confluence sounds like it will be a great film based on this alone.

It’s hard to distinguish tracks from each other, but the running theme of impending dread runs right through the heart of this collection, so much so that the album doesn’t work in daylight. Nobody can feel dread in the sun.

Thankfully, the tracks don’t need to be separated, Music For Confluence works better as a whole from start to finish with no shuffle button. It’s eerie, foreboding and haunting to the point of making you check your locks but it’s one hell of a journey to take yourself on.