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There are 3 bands with the name Mountains:

1) An American project.
2) A band from Chile.
3) A Korean band.

1) Mountains is an ambient/drone project based in Brooklyn, New York. Comprised of Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg, the duo has released several albums, originally on their own label Apestaartje starting in 2005 and through Thrill Jockey since 2009, the latest being Centralia in 2013.

The two, having first met in middle school, formed Mountains after bonding during their time at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and conceived the project in the late nineties as a platform for combining acoustic and electronic instrumentation in a live setting. Materials are improvised onstage, with many elements making their way onto studio albums. Field recordings are often incorporated to further blur the distinction between natural acoustics and electronic synthesis.

Holtkamp (who is originally from the Netherlands) has released multiple albums under his own name, including a few via Thrill Jockey, and has also recorded as Aero, a silent partner, and N/A and collaborated with musicians Chris Forsyth and Ben Vida; while his cohort has output under his full name, as Anderegg, and in the band Charter Oak. Both members have scored pieces for film and video, and Holtkamp sometimes shows his own films during live performances.


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  • basedflacko

    still loving the shit out of centralia

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • CharlieAtlantis

    14 Nov 2013 Reply

    Centralia is pretty ballin'.

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • myxo101

    The ending of "Sand" is just amazing

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mixmastermatt84

    @mtrauma: agreed. Dont know if they'll ever top that one, surprised so many people here are panning it.. Those big washes of noise on Air Museum are blissful and all consuming.

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mtrauma

    centralia is great.. however air museum is still my favorite, it's just so mind altering, it feels like a vortex of eternal bliss...can't compare this to any other record..

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • uncle_sethy

    this shit is dope yo!

    25 Jan 2013 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    wow, this is definitely a more natural and better progression from Choral. great sound!

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • m-saIami

    "I've just developed this terrible aversion to analogue synthesizers." Hahaha this sometimes happens to me too :-)

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • machine_elves

    centralia is probably my favorite mountains to date. it sublimely fuses elements of air museum with their older, electro-acoustic sound to create something new and fantastic. comparing it to emeralds is just lazy.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • connect_icut

    Centralia is a lot better than Air Museum and I think it might actually be really good. I've just developed this terrible aversion to analogue synthesizers.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BrianSoph

    Centralia could go without all the shitty new-agey guitar noodling and it might be half-decent if you cut the uninspired What Happened-era Emeralds redux that occurs on everything after Tilt

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • connect_icut

    It leaked?

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • savoy-wang

    new album is so great!!!

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • connect_icut

    New track on Pitchfork. Sounds a lot better than anything on Air Museum, which I still maintain was dreadful

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • uncle_sethy

    this is some of the best shit i've ever heard in my life. word.

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • green_eggg

    I can't find their music, can anyone help me?

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • DarkAndOminous

    Air Museum is really enjoyable. Makes me want to listen to more droney music.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • otsukaretimu

    Are these fuckers from Seattle?

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • IreneDecay

    y u no play in toronto?

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
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