WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY:
Private Mountain's third long-form release СТРАТУМИ (STRATUMI or STRATUMS in Cyrillic) uses the metaphor of geological strata to meditate on the different aspects of reality, their relationships and tectonic confrontations. Political, Economic, Cultural, Mental, Morphogenetic, Libidinal strata are the constituents of what the personal and social realities are. Now is the time to stop taking it for granted, to come out of the philosophical cave and learn personal and social responsibility, solidarity, communication and collaboration especially in these troubling times of capitalism pandemic accelerating beyond our ordinary powers of comprehension.
After 'Dark political stratum', slightly noisier and experimental release (which development came out as an outtake of this material), on 'СТРАТУМИ' they return to more subtle plateaus, combining field recordings, drone and ambient sound, this time supported by the piano and synth of the drone superstars Carlo Giustini and Robert Farrugia!
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Private Mountain is audio and visual project of Dimitar Dodovski and Toni Dimitrov releasing their debut album 'Blue Mountain' on UK label Neotantra (curated by Lee Anthony Norris). It is a project about their shared fascination with nature, art, philosophy and many discussions about the past and future of ambient music, that resulted with a beautiful introspective album, a complex blend of field recordings, drone and ambient sound that captivates fans of this genre with its emotional impact and subtle nostalgia (and that entered the bandcamp chart of ambient bestsellers and received many great reviews). The second album 'Dark Political Stratum' (published on Élan Vital Recordings) is a conceptual album that refers to the global geopolitical changes and turbulence at the beginning of the 21 century. Produced in Macedonia, a center of the global geostrategic clashes of the superpowers, it is a sound statement to these global political shifts, observed through the local prism.
Produced by Dimitar Dodovski. Field recordings and arrangements by Toni Dimitrov. Additional synths and piano by Robert Farrugia, Carlo Giustini. Cover design: Dimitar Dodovski.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove