Black Mountain


Black Mountain
Event on 2016-06-15 20:00:00

  • Artist: Black Mountain
  • Date: Wednesday, June 15th 2016
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • City: Iowa City
  • Venue: The Mill
  • Country: United States
  • Admission: Adv / Day of Show
  • Age restrictions: 19+ After 10 pm
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  • Notes: w. Majeure
    “We were toying with the idea of calling the album Our Strongest Material To Date” laughs Jeremy Schmidt. The Vancouver outfit’s keyboardist can afford to joke about what they describe as “the dog-eared ace of spades of all rock band platitudes.” It was during a solo show under his Sinoia Caves alias that he performed a revelatory electronic prototype for Mothers Of The Sun. This quintessentially Black Mountain tour de force kicks off the renamed but still accurately titled IV. “It’s actually an older song which we couldn’t get quite right before,” explains Schmidt. “It has all the elements that we gravitate towards, built into one miniature epic.” Chief among these elements is the distinctive voice and breathtaking range of Amber Webber, whether she’s powering through interstellar boogie on Florian Saucer Attack, setting the celestial tone for her beautifully orchestrated ballad Line Them All Up, or constructing the choral midsection for Space To Bakersfield, a psychedelic soul finale inspired by Funkadelic’s deathless Maggot Brain. “We’d meant to have an actual choir, but I ended up singing all the parts. It’s a choir of me! I’d never written an arrangement like that before.”
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at The Mill
120 East Burlington Street
Iowa City, United States

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