In 2010, Andee Sellman felt the Lord asking him to go and listen to the sound of the river. Having no clear vision for why, Andee spent the next 3 months faithfully taking walks beside the Dandenong Creek in Melbourne, Victoria and listening to the flow of the water.
During this time, Andee began to explore the idea of merging the sounds of nature with the sounds of worship. Through this exploration, Andee developed the foundation of worship using the rhythms of the river and nature in place of the more conventional foundations of drums and bass.
In keeping with the simplicity of the sounds of nature, we have resisted the temptation to over complicate the sound of our worship. The songs we have recorded are not about you encountering us as musicians and singers; but rather about you having a deep, rich encounter with our Heavenly Father. We have purposely left spaces for you to incline your ear to hear His voice or to sing your own song to Him.
It is our hearts desire that this album will create a platform for you to connect deeply with God. Our intent is that as you experience this album you find yourself responding more freely to the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Seven major rivers flow through the State of Victoria, Australia. They are the Murray, Goulburn, Campaspe, Ovens, Yarra, Snowy and La Trobe Rivers. These waterways bring life to the land we inhabit, and are the reason we record under the name of Land of Seven Rivers.
“I have always been fascinated by the sound of a river, because with it comes life. On our journey, as we sought to bring out the sounds of the rivers, and let those rivers flow through our music into the mountains around Melbourne, we discovered that the State of Victoria has seven major rivers.
These rivers carry life to the communities of Victoria, so we are very happy to be known as people from the Land of Seven Rivers. While we know this to be a natural phenomenon, we know this can be the same in the spiritual realm.
We declare that the spiritual land of seven rivers comes alive in you as you encounter the spiritual foundation of this music. We declare that living waters wash through you as a listener, reviving you, bringing peace and rest into your world, setting you free to encounter the Lord God more fully and deeply.”