On the 30th of March the Poland based synthwave trio Mountain Lakes revealed the single Storms.
Storms is a more fussy composition than music of theirs featured previously, yet although not having the organic fluidity of their last track The Quiet Sun nonetheless keeps the listener attentive to the unfurling song.
Opening with a buffering backwash Storms, for the first minute or so, appears to be heading towards radio station mainstream yet delightfully diverges from such thoughts to open a dreamy side channel and for the next getting on for three and a half minutes is a layering of hazy vocal and ever more pressing electronica which build in intensity which can be felt pressing through the speakers in to the room.
The Poland based synthwave trio Mountain Lakes released the single The Quiet Sun on the 4th.
As regular readers will know I am often late to emails of introduction, though they always receive a response, sometimes judiciously my timing on those older emails is on the button – this is one of those occasions. Back in September 2015 I received an email of introduction I caught up with on the 3rd – equally noting in my response that although I had enjoyed what I had heard, there had been no music since then – only to receive notification today (as I type) after an almost three year break from the Studio – Mountain Lakes are back with a brand new single and more planned for the year resultingly…
… The Quiet Sun peering over the horizon to herald a new dawning for Mountain Lakes.
The combinations of electronica and guitar pulse through the room in gentle undulations in to which the listener finds their body rhythms syncopating while a silken vocal weaves a web around the ears with audience and band merging in to one another to form a conjoined organic being.
Much like a pick’n’mix selection of sweets Sloth draw their influences widely which are dropped in to a blender with the output containing retro-sounds which appear vaguely familiar, though are in reality a bespoke concoction of psychedelic-delights that leave the listener grinning, inanely, from ear to ear.
They recently released the LP 2-D (available on bandcamp) – an approximately thirty seven minutes, eight track, reveal which is best approached when there is no need to be in charge of machinery for the ensuing twenty-four hours.
By way of an introduction to a band I look forward to hearing more from in due course – Treat Summer Like Wine.