Mountains – Centralia

Mountains - Centralia

 

Named after the fascinating modern ghost town in Pennsylvania, Centralia is a work by electro-acoustic-drone artists Mountains who I had heard of but never investigated before this. It’s as lovely and fascinating as I’ve heard ‘drone’ music, gently unfolding and exploring just one or two chords, with the gradually morphing texture (or timbre, more correctly) doing the lion’s share of work that would usually be done by melody and harmony. They mix in acoustic elements (mostly guitars) beautifully (plus one magnificently jarring electric guitar burst) amongst the whirring, clicking electronics.

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