„I strove with none, for none was worth my strife:
Nature I loved, and, next to Nature, Art:
I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life;
It sinks; and I am ready to depart.“
savage landor




about us


Lush sonic patterns, bold basslines and austere beats are spun into musical threads, which are woven into sonic landscapes and shape narrative arcs. That is the approach to crafting music that is taken by Mountain - a five-piece instrumental rock-outfit from Villach/Austria. No less than storytellers, Mountain take the the listener on a journey through their music. At times thrusting soundscapes -as mighty as mountains- at the listener, other times taking the listener's hand and guiding them on tip-toes through a cabinet of wondrous things.






"The car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides and a dark wind blows. . . " f#a#

biographie

Lush sonic patterns, bold basslines and austere beats are spun into musical threads, which are woven into sonic landscapes and shape narrative arcs. That is the approach to crafting music that is taken by Mountain - a five-piece instrumental rock-outfit from Villach/Austria. No less than storytellers, Mountain take the listener on a journey through their music. At times thrusting soundscapes -as mighty as mountains- at the listener, other times taking the listener's hand and guiding them on tip-toes through a cabinet of wondrous things.

In trying to characterise the sound of Mountain in more concrete terms, one has to go back to basic categories, as ascribing a genre to them generally fails. It will have to suffice to say: It can be loud, and it can be quiet. Things can get harsh and forbidding, and a few metres later resolve into something of a fragile beauty.

Dynamics are key. Mountain started as the brain-child of Philipp Otte, who has felt the urge to express himself musically since he was a little boy. Originally a solo-project, Philipp gained a record deal with the Swedish/Italian label "Shunu records", after recording demos over several years. Trying to take the idea of mountain further in the wake of the record deal, and following good advice by people close to him, Philipp surrounded himself with four talented musicians who shared his love and who also believed in the record. They grew as a band and are now ready to share their work some time later 2016.



Members:
Philipp Otte – Gitarre
Francesco tommasi Marcetti – Gitarre
Dominic Raunigg – Schlagzeug
Christian Pobaschnig – Klavier/Synth
Claudio Katholnig – Live Bass
Gregor Zweiner – Studio Bass

impressions

recording Evolve at Stressstudio
recording Evolve at Stressstudio
recording Evolve at Stressstudio
recording Evolve at Stressstudio
recording Evolve at Stressstudio
recording Evolve at Stressstudio
recording Evolve at Stressstudio

Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels in Liebenfels, Austria

Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels
Mountain - Post Rock @ Kulturhaus Liebenfels