Mountains – Air Museum (Thrill Jockey)
Mountains, once distant now closer to the ear. Former scarcity and openness is absent. In their place comes ‘January 17’, seemingly a day of warm organ tones, swirling synth and audio bric-a-brac that tumbles into the sound space giving way to the pulsing bursts of ‘Thousand Square’. Mountains traverse further into this world of pulse and filtering, ‘Blue Lanterns On East Oxford’ hypnotic with multiple beating keyboard lines masking wandering tonal daydreams. A soaring density consumes once fallow compositional fields. A new Mountains pervade, one formed with gentle tectonic fission. This is but the peak emerging.