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Catalytic creative-juice mixology, a collaborative journey into uncharted musical waters. Co-written on the spot by endearingly eccentric indie-pop multi-instrumentalists Greg Bette (Garçon de Plage, Paris) and Chris Peck (Peck the Town Crier; Fairfax, California), this song began the morning of the session a mere wisp of a motif. A few hours of joint open-mindedness, plenty of playful experimentation, and far more yea’s than nay’s later, led at evening’s close to the birth of “Feather”—now taking flight as Owl Mountain Sessions 013.
A sparkling, sunny daydream with warm retro vibes grows viscous and unfurls into a swirling menagerie of melody, shimmering chimes, astral guitars, and exotic textures, all grounded by the earthy contrast of clay drums and rumbling cavernous toms. FULL ARTICLE >>
OWL MOUNTAIN SESSIONS - 012 - TOWN QUARTET - “Quatuor Scientifique” No. 11 ANTON REICHA (1806) - 2:27
Oakland, California’s TOWN QUARTET premieres more unpublished work from 19th-century Czech composer Anton Reicha, with his Quatuor Scientifique No. 11 (Allegro moderato). A pioneering music theorist and friend of Beethoven’s, Reicha wrote compositions conceptually advanced beyond his contemporaries of the classical era. Join Owl Mountain in welcoming Reicha’s rare work, here debuted under the guidance of TQ violist Jacob Hansen-Joseph’s dedicated direction. This eleventh movement in a collection of twelve reveals Reicha’s fugal experiment based upon the theme from Joseph Haydn's String Quartet Opus 20 No. 5 in F minor. FULL ARTICLE >>
OWL MOUNTAIN SESSIONS - 008 - PHYSICAL SUICIDE DETERRENT SYSTEM PROJECT - "Shoulder" - 06:14
OWL MOUNTAIN SESSIONS 008 presents a heavy, heady brew of avant-grunge à la the Bay Area's cult darling PHYSICAL SUICIDE DETERRENT SYSTEM PROJECT (PSDSP). The Marin rock trio's sound frequently references the gnarly thrashing riffs of raw '90s grunge, but PSDSP's penchants for poetic innovation and unconventional elements have them exploring new sonic frontiers and going about their head banging in refreshingly artful, intellectual, rule-breaking fashion. A core inspiration for PSDSP is the life/death cycle within nature and the human psyche; their songs explore the forces of creation, decay, disintegration, and revival both surrounding and within us. Instead of dwelling upon dismal doom and gloom, however, PSDSP exalts the intricate, bewildering beauty hidden within nature's darker elements. At once sinister and joyous, "Shoulder" is a shining example of PSDSP's brand of zen-filled angst, and is their epic first in a series of upcoming new singles. FULL ARTICLE >>
OWL MOUNTAIN SESSIONS - 007 - BESO NEGRO - "Well-Placed Bullet" - 04:39
Session 007 hits the ground running with adrenaline ablaze. "Bullet" is a supersonic fireball of pure gypsy-punk fury — BESO NEGRO's brand-new melodic machine gun that never quits or misses a target. There’ll be no running for cover, so rise up, stand your ground, fight back. Embrace the pyrotechnics!! BESO NEGRO hails from Fairfax, California. Their hybrid sound blends vintage roots in gypsy jazz, blues, rock, Latin, and Americana. Rich, juicy flavor in every musical bite!
OWL MOUNTAIN SESSIONS - 006 - JESSE COLIN YOUNG - "Sunlight" (Acoustic) - 04:36
It's with a lot of heart and love that we bring you Owl Mountain Sessions 006, as it presents one of our most deeply personal influences, '60s rock legend Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods. Rich with nostalgia, "Sunlight" had its origins in the sun-drenched 60s but, decades later, it remains one of their fan favorites. Together, Jesse and Owl Mountain bring you "Sunlight" at its most intimate, pared down to its raw essentials — the lush power of Jesse's voice accompanied by the storytelling of his fingerstyle acoustic guitar.
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