Monday, March 9, 2009

Mountains…almost too beautiful

Another very fine release from Thrill Jockey, the third CD from Mountains, reviewed today at Blurt.

“Mountains, a pair of art schooled sound sculptors now working out of Brooklyn, work like Fennesz in the fine interstice between organic and electronic composition. Their third album Choral (the first on Thrill Jockey) builds gorgeous slow moving drones out of guitar, piano organ, accordion and cellos, blurs them with static and intersperses dream like snatches of real world sound.”




Meatbreak said...

yes! this album is beautiful. really really heady and nice. I am enjoying the Lotus Plaza album a lot too. Although when I played a track off it DJing the other night someone said it sounded like a bank advert. oof.

jenniferpkelly said...

bank advert...that's harsh. (And honestly, I don't have a very clear picture of what bank adverts sound like, so possibly true....they're not advertising much these days anyway.)

But, yes, the Mountains was a nice surprise. I don't think I've ever gotten a bad record from Thrill Jockey.

Ian said...

Love love love these guys. I'm reviewing this one for PopMatters.