After listening on the sidelines for so long, I figured it was time to jump on the Mt. Mountain train. I was pulled in to the drone-y psych an album or two ago, but never pulled the trigger for any vinyl. That time is over.
Cardinal Fuzz are proud to announce the release of the epic Dust via Perth quintet Mt. Mountain. Since forming in 2012 Mt Mountain have already been lauded and revered in Australia, where they have built a reputation as one of the most compelling live bands - a distinction that has seen them share stages with myriad Australian and international heavyweights including Sleep, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Thee Oh Sees, Endless Boogie, Tortoise, Bardo Pond and Boris. On Dust Mt Mountain have laid down four tracks that capture the atmosphere of the red/orange landscapes that consume the Australian Outback. The record opens with the mini slow-burn epic “Dust,” which builds with an incessant drone and flute to form a ghostly menacing and meditative rhythmic and repetitive throb that builds and builds before the release comes and the bands shatters into a heady and thunderous elliptical crunch. Over the entire LP Mt Mountain capture, a dreamlike mood of shimmering dust filled landscapes where slow strummed guitars and single note organ lines ebb and flow and bring to mind Dylan Carson’s Earth as played by mushroom ingesting elves. Dust is psych rock meditation music and It is utterly entrancing.