Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The One Hundred :: Mountains - Mountains Mountains Mountains

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.


Mountains - Mountains Mountains Mountains (Thrill Jockey, 2013 [reissue]) /// New Vinyl 

This is a band that happens when a couple of Dutch dudes, Brendon Anderegg, Koen Holtkamp, meet up in Brooklyn and decide to get all glowy with it, form a label (Apestaartje Records... apestaartje being the Dutch word for "at" or "@") and move to Chicago, eventually signing with Thrill Jockey. Over the course of seven records they've create a body of beautiful work that is meditative and pastoral and sometimes stands as tall as their name implies.



Saturday, March 31, 2018

The One Hundred :: Mountain Movers - S/T

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.


Mountain Movers - S/T (Trouble in Mind, 2017) // New Vinyl 

Straight outta Connecticut, Mountain Movers has spend a little more than a decade honing their spacey magic around the songs of Dan Greene. This self-titled sixth album answers the question, what if War on Drugs had veered into the lane plowed by a speculatively prog rock inspired Black Sabbath than the actual Dire Straits one. Hypnotic and muscular, but with a little folk twang lurking just under the surface. Stoner rock for the lower grade users.



Thursday, February 08, 2018

The One Hundred :: RickWhiteAlbum - Memoreaper

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

 RickWhiteAlbum - Memoreaper (Blue Fog, 2007) // New CD

After the dissolution of Eric's Trip, Rick White formed Elevator aka Elevator to Hell aka Elevator Through for a string of releases that combined DIY indie rock with a leaning towards psychedelic and new wave. Eventually recording under this own name (kinda) White put out two solo albums, the second (and last output for over 10 years now) is Memoreaper. A fourteen song cycle that feels a bit like a summation of his many moods and means over the years. Currently out of print, as is most Eric's Trip / Elevator / etc. stuff, we have a sealed CD copy still lingering on the shelf for some reason. Come take it away.