Mountains – Centralia


Early 2013 looks to be a pretty swell year for drone on Thrill Jockey, what with Barn Owl dropping ‘V’ on the 16th of April and Zomes due to release ‘Time Was’ on exactly the same day, it’s pretty much an embarrassment of riches. Still, something has to start the party and this year it’s Mountains’ turn with their 7th LP ‘Centralia’, which comes out more fully formed than any of their previous releases. From the beautiful post-rock esque slow builds to their infinite skyscrapers of textures they create within the albums narrative, ‘Centralia’ is an often outstandingly pretty thing to behold, and not to mention a very worthy start to the 2013 festivities.