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ARTIST
TITLE
Lonely Mountain
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LIFELIKE 018CD LIFELIKE 018CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/3/2003

"The debut album from Icelandic singer-songwriter Mugison. Signed to Lifelike from a demo he sent to the label, Lonely Mountain is entirely the work of one Ornelius Mugison and his fevered imagination. With Lonely Mountain Mugison has achieved the making of an album that sounds otherworldly and like nothing else but at the same time familiar and easy on the ear. So how to describe Lonely Mountain? The openers 'Sea Y' and 'Ear' sound like an off-key tribute to Abbey Road (you can hear George Harrison's slide guitar sound on 'Pet' too). Elsewhere we can hear the gruff tones of Bonnie Prince Billy, the wonkiness of Herbert ('One Day She'll Park The Car'), Bone Machine-era Tom Waits and Sigur Ros ('Poke A Pal'), but mostly we can hear Mugison. Lonely Mountain is staggering in its ambition and fits more original ideas and melody into its 8 tracks than most manage on an album of twice the length. Like Cody Chestnutts Headphone Masterpiece, another of this year's most startling debuts, the lo-fi, one man production and 'accidental sounds' of Lonely Mountain lend it an honest, singing-in-your-ear, bluesy quality."