Black Mountain - IV download album
IV by Black Mountain, released 01 April 2016 1. Mothers of the Sun 2. Florian Saucer Attack 3. Defector 4. You Can Dream 5. Constellations 6. Line Them All Up 7. Cemetery Breeding 8. (Over and Over) The Chain 9. Crucify Me 10. Space to Bakersfield The rock canon has many anti-heroes, Black Mountain being the latest. In the past, Can’s 'Tago Mago' established that the only rule in rock and roll is that there are no rules
The fourth album from Vancouver hard rock band Black Mountain rolls everything up the band has ever done-the heavy riffs, the prog ambitions, and the pop smarts-into an alternate-universe version of classic-rock history.
Black Mountain return with a more subtle, settled-down version of the band they once were. That's not to say that the group isn't effective on IV, though. The unnusual blend of stoner-rock riffs with retro sci-fi synths produces an interesting sound that is quite successfully explored by them here, with as much rock strenght as formal experimentation. I've never been a fan of Black Mountain, but they really tried to do something different here. This album is bad, and yet, it's their best record. Cemetery Breeding' is probably the band's best song, it's a pitty they buried it amidst so many normal songs. 93. Six years between two studio albums, Black Mountain has gone from pummeling hard hitting crunchy psych rock to and more melancholy, transcending tone.
Producer – Black Mountain. Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Randall Dunn. Recorded at Avast Studios, Seattle, WA (Avast! Recording C. Additional recording by Joshua Wells at The Balloon Factory, Vancouver BC and Stephen McBean at The Red Room, Los Angeles, CA. Rough Trade exclusive with a bonus 5 track CD housed in a thin card sleeve. Label Code: LC 29277.
Band Name Black Mountain. Album Name IV. Type Album. Other productions from Black Mountain. IV. Year Zero: The Original Soundtrack.
Black Mountain’s newest album, the aptly (and Black Sabbath-y) titled IV, starts exactly as it should: an eight-minute-long, wandering, twisting jam that builds from a single, repeated note. This is, of course, the Vancouverbased band’s fourth album, and their first since 2010’s Wilderness Heart. While that record was by no means bad, it was the weakest in their catalog. This new album’s opener unfurls the band’s wings again as they soar into the weird and wondrous. What follows is probably Black Mountain’s most experimental record, a record full of sparse, moody arrangements that lean heavily on the the band’s burgeoning love of synths. An instrument that was always hanging in the background of their earlier records, the spacey sounds of swirling keys now take the driver’s seat on many of the songs, droning through long passages in (Over and Over) the Chain or moonwalking under Defector.
IV is a music studio album recording by BLACK MOUNTAIN (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 2016 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Studio Album, released in 2016. Songs, Tracks Listing. 1. Mothers Of The Sun (8:34) 2. Florian Saucer Attack (3:24) 3. Defector (4:02) 4. You Can Dream (5:32) 5. Constellations (4:01) 6. Line Them All Up (3:54) 7. Cemetery Breeding (4:10) 8. (Over And Over) The Chain (8:48) 9. Crucify Me (4:45) 10.
IV, their first album in six years delivers the goods. It is their most diverse album since their debut and also the best in their catalog. The album is book-ended by two tunes over eight minutes. The opening track, Mothers Of The Sun, is a prog-folk epic that starts slow with Amber Webber & Stephen McBean trading verses over what is essentially one repeating note. That is all before the tune gets launched into orbit via some Zeppelin-esque riffs at around 3:30. It was their lead single and one of the best tunes they’ve ever done. In between, IV is packed with loads of goodness. Florian Saucer Attack sees Webber at the lead and is some hybrid of space garage and early 60’s rock. Line Them All Up is another Webber effort, this time a mostly acoustic effort. Over And Over) The Chain is another proggy epic which leads right into the fantastic Crucify Me. Can’t say enough good things about this album.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Mothers Of The Sun||8:34|
|A2||Florian Saucer Attack
Backing Vocals – Warren Hill
|A4||You Can Dream||5:32|
|A6||Line Them All Up
French Horn – Josiah BoothbyViola, Violin, Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – Eyvind Kang
|B2||(Over And Over) The Chain||8:48|
|B4||Space To Bakersfield||9:04|
- Copyright (c) – Jagjaguwar
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jagjaguwar
- Recorded At – Avast! Recording Co.
- Recorded At – The Balloon Factory
- Recorded At – The Red Room Studio, Los Angeles, CA
- Artwork – J. Schmidt*
- Bass, Synthesizer [Bass Pedals], Guitar – Arjan Miranda
- Mastered By – Jason Ward
- Performer [Black Mountain Is] – Amber Webber, Jeremy Schmidt, Joshua Wells, Stephen McBean
- Producer – Black Mountain
- Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Randall Dunn
- Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Joshua Wells, Stephen McBean
Notes©&℗ 2016 Jagjaguwar
Recorded at Avast Studios, Seattle, WA (Avast! Recording Co.).
Additional recording by Joshua Wells at The Balloon Factory, Vancouver BC and Stephen McBean at The Red Room, Los Angeles, CA.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 56605 22774 0
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