Mountains, Air Museum

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 05.06.11 in Reviews

Air Museum


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.