Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Mountainhood: The Boat-Maker's Daughter
Mountainhood belongs to that new movement in psych-folk, much like their label mates Sore Eros, that begs for a new name for music that traditionally has been called psychedelic. It's not that there is something radical going on here, as Mountainhood plays very well with all that came before, but referencing a genre shouldn't lock you into being labeled as part of that genre. Their originality has to do with risk, not with what is added, but what is stripped away to get to the essence of the form they are working with. Mountainhood's songs live in an eternal moment as in an autumn morning after an evening rain. The air is cool and moist, the sky is not yet clear, and may not be all day. But there is a sense of potential, and of some lingering sadness.
--Listen to "Apacotees"
--Buy The Boat-Maker's Daughter