The Brooklyn duo Mountains specialize in a kind of repetitive, smeared, and endlessly reassembled take on folk music — what pours in undulant waves out of the speakers sounds like Appalachian field recordings remixed by Steve Reich and Ariel Pink and then attacked by primitive glitches. The sound is glacial, and hypnotic, building up in patient swells and cresting with energy. Submit to its pull.
By Andy Beta on 01.22.13 in Reviews
Despite nearly a decade spent in the industrial confines of their North Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, the sound that Mountains — a duo comprised of Koen Holtkamp and Brendan Anderegg — evoke is positively bucolic....
By Philip Sherburne on 04.22.11 in Reviews
When Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp founded their label Apestaartje 10 years ago, their first releases featured the copious crackle of turn-of-the-millennium glitch and "microsound," reflecting a focus they...
By Peter Parrish on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Mountains — the duo Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp — take the term "field recording" quite literally, although perhaps "meadow recording" would be more apt, as the sounds at the earthe...
By Richard Gehr on 01.03.15 in Features
The couple talks about their playful new album 'Savage Imagination.'