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    Black Mountain - any fans?

    I just found this band through an ebay suggestion, and checked them out on YouTube and Discogs. They're from Vancouver and have 5 albums to their name. They seem to be loosely classified as Psychedelic, but the 2 tracks I sampled have a bunch of different elements besides Psych. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone here is well versed in their material, and think any of the albums are standouts or a good starting point? I like what I've heard so far, but I'll sample more before I jump in with a purchase or two. Now, off to shovel snow...

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    In the Future is definitley their best and also the closer they got to progressive rock. Druganaut is also a good one, with a slight krautrock influence. Wilderness Heart is also a nice rocking affair with a retro vibe.

    I would not recommend any other.
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    ^ Thanks for the feedback, Spyros.
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    Of the 5, the middle 3 are my favorite: In The Future, Wilderness Heart and IV. The descriptions above are good. IV is a good rock album.The first and last ones are average. I haven't listened to their 2 EPS.
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    I've only kept In the Future but hardly ever spin it anymore. I though Wilderness Heart was rather dull.

    I feel about them as I do with Crippled Black Phoenix, from whom I've only kept I, Vigilante.

    Back then it was pretty cool to see some "external" artists touch upon the "internal", but I must honestly say that they didn't really keep me interested. I experience some of the same thing nowadays with an act like Goat from Sweden; there's ultimately just too little in the chosen formula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    I feel about them as I do with Crippled Black Phoenix, from whom I've only kept I, Vigilante.
    I've only kept myself The Resurrectionists & Night Raider, for the same reason you mention. Don't think I'll ever need another one from them.
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    FWIW their keyboardist, Jeremy Schmidt, also records as Sinoia Caves and did a pretty decent album, plus he did the (IMHO) excellent soundtrack to "Beyond the Black Rainbow."

    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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