Mountains Ink Thrill Jockey Deal


The duo’s third work
slated for Feb. 17


By Mandy Rodgers


Brendan Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp were friends in middle
school and continued their bond through time at the School of Art Institute of
Chicago where they began some musical collaboration and formed the Apestaartje
music label in 1999. Then, the duo decided to form Mountains and released two
albums on Apestaartje. Thrill Jockey will release its third album, Choral on Feb. 17.


According to Thrill Jockey, “Mountains seamlessly blend
pastoral electronic sounds with both field recordings and a plethora of
acoustic instruments. The resulting sound scapes are broad in scope and
rich in detail. The effect is incredibly sublime and hypnotic as the sounds
slowly wrap themselves around each other and alter themselves in the mind of
the listener.”


Choral was
recorded in Brooklyn during spring and winter
of 2008 and was cut primarily live with minimal dubs. Mountains uses different
methods of instrumentation, for instance with ice water and books in “Map
Table.” The six-track record will be available on CD and LP, but the vinyl
version is limited to 1,000 copies and also has two exclusive bonus tracks.


Track Listing:




2Map Table


4Add Infinity


6Sheets Two



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