A Mountain Of One - Ride (Original & Remixes)
Stunning middle eastern sounding Balearic tones coming from the ever reliable A Mountain Of One. Lute & Tabla build into a full mystical dance floor gem.
It's a mark of the curiousness of A Mountain of One's music that my attempts to compliment them frequently come out sounding decidedly ambivalent. Like: imagine the spectral post-rock of Bark Psychosis's Hex with all the sharp edges massaged away. Or: it's swirling Balearic rock infused with the earnest pomp of Mike and the Mechanics. Perhaps it's just in the nature of this UK group to resist any straightforward way of approaching them. Their music can be as alienating as it is enticing, but unlike the legions of noisy punk or freak-folk bands that walk this same fine line the music remains accessible to all who seek an alternative edge.