Holy Mountain Records: S&G

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Seems like an intriguing label. Here's their site.

So far, I know only the first two Om albums and a few of Six Organs of Admittance's, so, search those. What else is good? What are the unifying elements (if there are any) to their catalog?

Apologies if this stuff has already been talked about on other threads. I know Om and Six Organs have been discussed elsewhere.

Mark Clemente, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

haha search & "D" obv.

Mark Clemente, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

unifying element: have you ever seen jodorowsky's the holy mountain?

s: blues control, lichens
g: mammatus, lesbian

Edward III, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

search and gestroy

Edward III, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

That Cherrystones comp is pretty rad. I need to hear more releases on this label. Blues Control sound right up my street

DJ Mencap, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:27 (twelve years ago) link

I like that Wooden Shjips record. The inital copies (maybe still floating around) had an extra cd of the first two singles as well. I'm also in the boat of "need to find more on/about this label."

city worker, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

s: six organs 'dark noontide', cloudland canyon/lichens - 'exterminating angel', blues control, davis redford triad - 'mystical path of the number eighty six'

resolved, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:53 (twelve years ago) link

Mammatus(esp 1st album) and Lesbian are really great. I prefer the other Blues Control stuff to their Holy Mountain album.
Great label though! Wooden Shjips are also great.

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yeah Davis Redford Triad are awesome!

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

S: The self-titled Mammatus album, Residual Echoes "Phoenecian Flu And Ancient Ocean"

i second wooden shjips & lesbian

rockapads, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yeah Davis Redford Triad are awesome!

definitely, especially ewige blumenkraft (and steven wray lobdell's solo album is worth hearing, folky instrumental stuff). plague lounge, davis redford and six organs were the first ones i heard and it seemd almost impossible for them to do wrong at the time. lately i feel like quality control's slipping a bit, though. lesbian and mammatus both seem like token loud bands or something, not really very interesting to my ears.

suishou no fune = japanese drift-psych, echoey and kind of obscure sounding. triangulate it somewhere between kadura, keiji haino, and, i don't know, flying saucer attack's live album.

zdrastvootie = i don't really remember much about them, they were kind of proggy instrumental stuff. discordant and a bit wacky on their first album.

baseball astrologer = some guy ranting and doing odd spoken word/poetry over crude davis redford triad tracks. i don't recall for sure whether this was on holy mountain.

aufgehoben album they put out is just insane and a little bit scary.

and then there's OM...

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 03:18 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, Steve Wray Lobdell's solo record (Automatic Writing By The Moon, I think) is my favorite thing on this label, with Dark Noontide a close second. Also both Davis Redford Triad releases (and I think they have an even newer live one called Code Orange also).

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 03:42 (twelve years ago) link

oh yeah I forgot my very favorite release, the Sufi Mind Game "Shango"/'Grozny" 7". This was Steven Lobdell's band before Davis Redford Triad, a monster duo with ex-Hitting Birth drummer David Parks. They also had another great single on Stomach Ache and a couple of tapes that I sure wish I could find ( I have one). Most people know them from a Bananafish comp that they were on.

and lest we forget there is a great Ghost single on Holy Mountain also, "Holy High"/"Filament", the A-side is an earlier verson than on Hypnotic Underworld. So Search those two for sure.

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 03:50 (twelve years ago) link

JW moved himself and his label to Portland. Just like everyone else in America.

I like the 2nd Mammatus record more than the 1st one (which seems to put me in the minority).

Equal props to Lesbian. They rule!

Nate Carson, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 04:06 (twelve years ago) link

isn't the sufi mind game stuff supposed to be rereleased imminently? that stuff is pretty great. (also 2nding the ghost single, i forgot about that.)

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 04:44 (twelve years ago) link

man I sure hope so RE: Sufi Mind Game. That would be a nice side effect of the label's seemingly higher profile and (assumedly) increased resources for reissues.

sleeve, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 06:26 (twelve years ago) link

Z O D I A C S ! ! !

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 06:54 (twelve years ago) link

zodiacs album, currently choking used bins everywhere.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 08:41 (twelve years ago) link

mammatus struck me as "all the right pedals on all the right settings, but there's really nothing there." I haven't heard the 2nd album, though.

Edward III, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:54 (twelve years ago) link

I'm really enjoying the Shining Path album - great Rallizesian guitar jams. Ditto Blues Control and Wooden Shjips.

Brent, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:13 (twelve years ago) link

Holy Mountain's got some sweet stuff, but I tend to jockey for Tee Pee (for Drunk Horse and Entrance, mostly), and Kemado (for Danava mostly). Dunno why exactly, maybe Tee Pee and Kemado seem more accessible?

Andi Mags, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:31 (twelve years ago) link

I think you may be right, sometimes the stuff is a bit more poppier. Tee Pee does have some great stuff though. I think the last Titan was on that.

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:33 (twelve years ago) link

mammatus struck me as "all the right pedals on all the right settings, but there's really nothing there." I haven't heard the 2nd album, though.

ibid. Tried hard to like that 1st Mammatus album, but never made it. Almost sucks that the opening minute is so damn great. Everything after is such a letdown.

Love the Wooden Shjips stuff exactly as much as I'm told I should. Which is to say a lot. Love Blues Control, too, but maybe a little less than the world at large? Appreciation is less immediate, more cerebral. More than anything else, S Chasny's Dark Noontide. Fucking GREAT record, Chasny's best and maybe my favorite thing on the label that isn't by Om (Om being a given). And it's nice that they've made a home for Daniel Higgs

Agree that quality control is iffy. Once upon, I bought anthing with the label name on it. Now I listen close before I bite. There's too much great psychedelic noise out there to bother scraping the bottom of the barrel with the likes of Klangmutationen & Tivol. (Warning goes double for NotNotFun, and then some).

TeePee & Kemado aren't going for the same thing at all. Holy Mountain releases sometimes cross over with stoner rock, but they're more a free pscyh label with wide ears.

Bob Standard, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:47 (twelve years ago) link

Tivol are great, I love Tivol.

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

This is why democracy does not work.

Bob Standard, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

I have a friend who says Klangmutationen are his fave holy mountain band after Om.
I still haven't heard them though.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

DANAVA are one of my favorite bands. They just play with more energy than anyone, and have compositions that defy the laws of accessibility. It's a band that shouldn't work, but does. Fantastic.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 01:02 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, they're like billy squier fronting a hawkwind/maiden jam. and virtuosity that might be grating's softened by all the fuzz

kamerad, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 02:35 (twelve years ago) link

The new album is a lot less fuzzy (in a good way). Get ready for horns and strings. It's an awesome step in many right directions.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

hey, people that like danava! cool. every time i see one of their albums for cheap i feel like buying it and giving it to someone with taste. i need their new 7". anyone know the titles of the last two songs on their demo? there's a place you can download it online, there are two unlisted tracks you can download - one of them is on the album (title's probably the same) and the fourth one isn't.

mammatus struck me as "all the right pedals on all the right settings, but there's really nothing there."

^^^ EXACKLY RIGHT.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

Agreed on Mammatus -- so near, yet so far. And it's really frustrating because The Coast Explodes is such a great album title/cover.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 03:22 (twelve years ago) link

the mammatus art is awesome. and so are the song titles. but i feel like what they mean to do dudes like Titan do a lot better

kamerad, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

like billy squier fronting a hawkwind/maiden jam

This is big!

Michael Dudikoff presents Action Adventure Theatre, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

Third or seventh or whatever to Danava greatness. And wish I could get on board with Titan, but the TeePee record didn't do much for me. Sounds awesome and the art is even better, but most jamz get boring long before they end. Maybe other stuff is better?

Bob Standard, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

I would say I prefer the other Titan stuff to the TeePee album (which is still pretty good btw)

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

what have i missed by this label over the past year? are they ever going to put the sufi mind game stuff out?

downloaded the onna 7" but i haven't listened to it very much.

GÖTT DAT SCHING (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 6 May 2009 04:41 (eleven years ago) link

Julie Mittens?

rizzx, Wednesday, 6 May 2009 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

i read they put out 2 James Ferraro albums too? right?

rizzx, Wednesday, 6 May 2009 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.holymountain.com/artists/zomes/

Dr. Phil, Wednesday, 6 May 2009 13:25 (eleven years ago) link

I was just going to mention Zomes.

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 6 May 2009 13:26 (eleven years ago) link

oh yeah, i heard zomes - good stuff. haven't heard ferraro (or the skaters), i guess i should?

after listening to the onna thing a few more times, i quite like it. early 80s "psych" with drum machine, kinda droning and slightly sad. sounds like they're starting the thread that winds down through kadura, up-tight, suishou no fune, etc.

GÖTT DAT SCHING (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 6 May 2009 14:05 (eleven years ago) link

oh and it also reminds me of P.L.O.'s last 7".

GÖTT DAT SCHING (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 6 May 2009 14:05 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

so one of the new things they're doing is a reissue of FRED BIGOT "mono/stereo," which is apparently the same dude as Electronicat. samples sound pretty good in a totally monotone way.

a 40-foot-long electrified pickle (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 10:02 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

picked up the s/t shining path 12"

very much enjoying it, not what i expected actually, highly recommended if you're into PSF stuff like high rise etc

the late great, Saturday, 21 November 2020 17:59 (one week ago) link

isn't the sufi mind game stuff supposed to be rereleased imminently? that stuff is pretty great. (also 2nding the ghost single, i forgot about that.)

― GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Monday, December 3, 2007 8:44 PM (twelve years ago) bookmarkflaglink

man I sure hope so RE: Sufi Mind Game. That would be a nice side effect of the label's seemingly higher profile and (assumedly) increased resources for reissues.

― sleeve, Monday, December 3, 2007 10:26 PM (twelve years ago)

so bummed that this doesn't seem to be happening

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:02 (one week ago) link


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