Soundtrack for a future passed, remembered and forgotten. Originally released on Ginjoha. Gorgeous art by Hiroshi Mizuno as always. Buy tape through ginjoha.blogspot.com
GUIDE ME LITTLE TAPE - First up, lush and expansive dreamscapes from Strange Mountain with Forgiveness. Indeed as the title would indicate, this selection of tracks offers the beauty one might expect in an ambient release, but tempered with a very measured sense of reservation and thoughtful contemplation. The kind of emotional peace hard won at the ultimate realization of letting go. Perhaps I'm seeing to literally into these tracks. At their surface these are enjoyed easily as meditation music, but I think there is more here. Not just the act and appreciation of meditation but the rewards of a life spent focused on mindfulness and acceptance. Broad wavering lines of synth, softly incorporated found sound. Purity.
MICROPHONE IN THE TREES - como no podía ser menos, la cinta más bonita y zen de Strange Mountain tenía que ser en Ginjoha Tapes. no importa lo vaga que esté últimamente, hay discos que bien merecen al menos cuatro líneas. discos que quieres compartir y que la gente conozca. discos elegantes y emotivos que no defraudan, que sólo viendo la portada (y no hablemos ya del sello) sabes que te van a gustar, no en vano tiene canciones como 'creatures of the sun', 'at day's end' o 'windows facing glasgow'. después de ellas, ya no puedo dejar de proclamar mi amor infinito a Strange Mountain. es el ambient más puro. es el ambient de las comparaciones con Iasos y Buchikamashi, también con Laaraji y la melancolía de Former Selves.
(Google translate: as one would expect, the most beautiful and zen tape Strange Mountain had to be in Ginjoha Tapes. no matter how vague it is lately, some discs are well worth the four rows. disks that you want to share and let people know. not disappoint elegant and emotional drives, just seeing the cover (and let alone seal) know that you will like, not in vain has songs like 'creatures of the sun', 'at day's end' or 'windows facing glasgow '. after them, I can not stop proclaiming my infinite love for Strange Mountain. It is the purest ambient. is the ambient comparisons with Buchikamashi Iasos and also with the melancholy of Laaraji and Former Selves.)