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Mountains - Centralia

Mountains - Centralia

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Mountains’ music is defined by slow builds, and subtle transformations, textures and melodic lines that evolve in a variety of
ways to create grand soundscapes and acutely detailed compositions.
For ‘Centralia’ the duo of Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg wrote and recorded in a way that mirrors the pace of their music.
While the current trend in experimental music is towards hyper-
prolificity, Mountains have taken their time on ‘Centralia’, resulting in
an album that is as precise as it is boundless.
• Holtkamp and Anderegg approached the album layer by layer,
throughout much of the record combining purely-acoustic recordings
with purely-electronic sounds rather than using electronics to
manipulate acoustic source material. Guitar, cello, organs, electric
piano, and more are seamlessly combined with modular electronics,
synthesizers and other sound sources. The result is a fully engrossing
listen, always shifting focus between acoustic instruments, processed
instruments and electronic sound.
• ‘Centralia’ is the most fully realized Mountains album. It encompasses
everything Mountains represent, from the analogue electronic sound
of ‘Air Museum’, to the gentle warmth and improvised grandeur of
‘Choral’. Mountains are utterly singular in their ability to combine
such varied and complex sources into such delicately detailed songs
of perceived simple pastoral ambience.
• CD version comes in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package.
Double LP version includes a free download coupon with a very small
amount of initial copies pressed on translucent red vinyl.
• “Mountains’ skilful manipulation of texture and space creates a sound that stealthily envelops you like an Appalachian fog” - Uncut (4 stars)