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A Mountain Of One enlist UK dub legend Denis Bovell to remix “Custard’s Last Stand”. True to dub music's evolving and technically advanced ethos, Denis' more recent output has been much more experimental and electronically guided than the traditional dub crafted by the original pioneers.

This release is no exception as the producer naturally takes to the strewn-out, long form nature of A Mountain Of One, drawing "Custard's Last Stand" into a psychedelic-prog-dub epic - throwing the entire stems through a vibrating dub delay, allowing huge waves of strings and choir vox to crash onto our ears and pushing to the foreground those buzzing lysergic synth lines that burrow right into our cranium.

Inna typical style we get a vocal and instrumental version; both awash with echo chamber dreaminess and presenting themselves as hi-definition tapestries for the rig. It's an exceptional outing from Bovell, and yet more reasons to love one of the best Balearic-soft-rock bands in recent history. Recommended! 


STAFF COMMENTS

Martin says: I've been really feeling Bovell's recent direction. Ditching the traditional tropes of original dub and tuning himself into the mixing board for a fresh take on the echo chamber.

TRACK LISTING

A. Custard's Last Stand (DUBfinity Version)
AA. Custard's Last Stand (DUBfinity Vocal Version)

The latest single from the album "Stars Planets Dust Me". Featuring vocal and instrumental versions.

Harking back to the golden era of downtempo, "Soft Landing" contains vocals by Japanese artist dip in the pool; and with that syrupy female vox combined with headnodding breakbeat and dreamy instrumental backing, it's hard not to reference Portishead on this after hours slice of sonic silk.

Instrumental replaces dip in the pool's vox with more instrumental layers, creating an even richer experience and one of that stoners are gonna get really sucked into. Play next to DJ Shadow or Boards of Canada for maximum effect.




STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Seems like we're in the middle of a fleeting downbeat resurgence at present. This single from A Mountain Of One will sit beautifully next to tracks off the recent "Fell From The Sun" compilation.

TRACK LISTING

A. Soft Landing (7 Vocal Version)
B. Soft Landing (Instrumental)

Cascading through kaleidoscopic stardust and forming in the outer reaches of the music universe, transcending time and distance, cosmonaut musicians Mo Morris & Zeben Jameson reconnect to write and record songs from opposite sides of their planet (Bali and London). Written over the internet during the pandemic, "Stars Planets Dust Me" is the duo's first album for over two years.

Welcome to the formative British psych electronic heroes A Mountain Of One’s 3rd studio album. Mastered and reimagined and a full forthcoming album rework by electronic wizard, master selector & global superstar Ricardo Villalobos, featuring additional collaborations from 80s/90s Balearic legends The Woodentops' front man Rolo McGinty, Japan’s cult heroes Dip in the Pool, Unkle and Toy Drum's Pablo Clements.

With its cosmic pop sound; soulful, soaring, Balearic sensibilities and feel-good choruses, it carries all the weight of a much needed revolution in psychedelic popular music and sounds & feels like the infamous crossover album that promised to come from the heady days of the band’s ascent last time round.

Retreating and gathering new inspiration over the enforced lockdown and downtime of the last two years, the solace and rejuvenation it given had them was noticeable. Re-emerging as invigorated, inspired and wiser music creators, 'Our capacity as human beings is more phenomenal and limitless and way beyond the conventional thinking of society constructs but also in complete harmony with the intelligence and brilliance of advancing technologies' - state the band.

Experiencing this energy together, as dedicated and devoted music pioneers, these great collaborative universal truths were revealed, imbued and steeped in their writing and recording experience as the music touched and resonated with all involved to create the fresh and fully formed A Mountain Of One 2.0. 


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Coming back rejuvenated and reinvented after a 2 year hiatus. A Mountain Of One's musical blend of Balearic psychedelia is a welcome tonic to all the negative energy in the world. Their song writing more refined than ever, this is a highly crafted masterpiece; their best work to date!

TRACK LISTING

A1. Custards Last Stand
A2. Black Apple Pink Apple
B1. Make My Love Grow
B2. Surrender
C1. Dealer
C2. Star
D1. Stars Planets Dust Me
D2. Soft Landing 

A Mountain Of One

Black Apple Pink Apple - Inc. Ricardo Villalobos Remix

A Mountain Of One flex out and expand ever onward onto the already vast, intergalactic, and what seems to be a limitless space journey into cosmic pop. "Black Apple" sees Mo and Zeben soar ever outward and onward to majestically kiss the Todd Rundgren tinged, west coast informed, blissed-out, starlit edges of space. Retro in all its classic and AOR leanings but with a firm eye on the future.

In this electric dream ballad, love rules, heals and reveals, at our darkest moments, the opportunity to bond, not abandon. As the Balearic beat churns the emotional alchemy, Zeben’s voice and piano roll around in the melodic rafters of a celestial heaven to heroic effect.

This heady odyssey features a remix by none other than techno’s up-all-nite poster boy - Ricardo Villalobos. The long serving dance music global icon turns out a remix that’s equal to Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s gentle touch up of Midlake or Franz Ferdinand. Retaining the soaring, majestic qualities of the original whilst inflicting his own otherworldly wonkiness into proceedings in a classic bit of RV trickery. What I really like about this is the idea of AMOO fans getting into Villalobos and vice verse! Balearic techno madness awaits… wear yer best keks. 


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Super hype release which sees Balearic demigods AMOO remixed by wonky techno poster boy Ricardo Villalobos. Big room Balearic business with an ethereal, otherworldly touch-up by RC - yes please!

TRACK LISTING

A. Black Apple Pink Apple
B. Black Apple Pink Apple (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)

A Mountain Of One

Dealer

A Mountain of One return with their second single from eagerly awaited forthcoming album "Stars Planets Dust Me".

"Dealer" sees them push further into the cosmos with a modern take on the electronic disco pulses of Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder mixed with organic sensibilities, electric sitar and reverse guitar akin to the heady moments of The Beatles track "Tomorrow Never Lnows". Criss crossing Balearic, psychedelia, disco and electronica, “Dealer” shows the band, made up of musical soulmates Mo Morris and Zeben Jameson, have lost nothing in the past decade. Recorded over Skype during the coronavirus pandemic, with Mo now in Bali and Zeben in west London, a shimmering, modern classic, experimental but accessible, melodic and adventurous. As ever, it is utterly unique, made in a musical universe all of their own.

When A Mountain Of One first started performing, they quickly became one of the most acclaimed bands out there, with the likes of i-D, Sunday Times Culture, Pitchfork, NME and more raving about them and their inspired and original approach.

Sold-out shows and awesome reviews followed with “Collected Works” and “Institute of Joy”, two phenomenal globally acclaimed albums that have stood the test of time.

This heady odyssey is mastered again by Global Electronic music icon Ricardo Villalobos. Their first single "Custards Last Stand" from the forthcoming album had radio support from NTS radio, Worldwide FM / BBC 6.


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Big room Balearic that'll sound equally good soundtracking your after work pints on a rainy Thursday. Impressive stuff from the light side of the moon.

TRACK LISTING

A. Dealer
B. Dealer (Instrumental)

A Mountain Of One return to the musical landscape with their brand new track “Custard’s Last Stand” on newly minted label Amore. It is the first new piece of music the band have released in over a decade.

”Custard’s Last Stand” shows the band, made up of musical soulmates Mo Morris and Zeben Jameson, have lost nothing in the past decade. Recorded over Skype during the coronavirus pandemic, with Mo now in Bali and Zeben in west London, it is a shimmering, modern classic, experimental but accessible, melodic and adventurous. As ever, it is utterly unique, made in a musical universe all of their own. Spheric bass bounces out the speakers, electronics whoosh and swirl and folkish guitar? Banjo? Mandolin? strums away giddily. It's good to have them back.



TRACK LISTING

A1. Custards Last Stand
A2. Custards Last Stand (Instrumental)
B1. Stars Planets Dust Me


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