A Mountain of One – Institute of Joy (8/10)

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Frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd, A Mountain of One play an usual brand of pysch rock drawing equally from classic prog and contemporary nu-disco. While this might sound like a weird hybrid of styles, it’s all very much in keeping with rising popularity of Balearic and cosmic disco among aging dance aficionados, and sure enough the band members have all paid their dues in house and disco circles.

From the quasi-spiritual lyricism to the lush, immersive production, these guys are serious about what they’re doing – and if occasionally they sound as overblown or directionless as their 1970s predecessors, well that’s probably all part of the plan.

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