Mountains, Trouble Books, Cane Swords
To celebrate the release of Mountains new album Air Museum on Thrill Jockey Records..... Experimedia, Rubber City Noise, and Square Records will be hosting a special event featuring an intimate live performance by Mountains with special guests Trouble Books and Cane Swords in Kent, OH on June 11 2011. Mountains only midwest performance between Chicago and New York.
"Mountains is Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp, two sonic explorers whose long history, shared philosophies, and love of sculpting sound, has resulted in some of the most densely layered and blissful music crafted in recent memory. The duo is known for obscuring the boundaries between acoustic instrumentation and electronics. Their debut Thrill Jockey release Choral was universally critically acclaimed, sold through three LP pressings, and ended up being one of the label’s best selling releases of 2009, a remarkable achievement." - Thrill Jockey
"It's easy to get lost in the eclectic soundscapes of Ohio-based band Trouble Books' fourth self-released album, The United Colors of Trouble Books. The album plays out like a wandering trip through a 13 year-old's subconscious, set to beautifully unique, experimental music. The gorgeous mix of meandering instrumental arrangements, expansive ambiance, and wonderfully earnest vocals creates a sort of spacey chamber pop that seems to float wherever the wind may take it." - NPR
Keep an eye out for their upcoming record with Mark McGuire of Emeralds on Bark and Hiss/Wagon and a solo LP by Keith Freund of Trouble Books on Experimedia.
"The time evicted celebrity duo of hobo buskers from the future behind Rubber City Noise and the mythical hobo noise shelter known only as CAVE, Cane Swords emit a maniacally layered cacophony of pulsating synthesizer noise from their electronic scrap heap shopping cart prayer temple."
Cane Swords are currently recording a new LP for Experimedia. The follow up to their debut cassette.