Mountain prepares to drop his ‘Cold Breath’ EP
Mountain has had recent releases on High Tea Music and InfluenzaMedia, now he returns to Soulvent Records with a formidable 4 track EP. Fresh from collaborating with another of Japan’s hottest drum & bass exports Makoto on his new album ‘Tomodachi Sessions’, Mountain firmly reminds us why his production is so enjoyable with his new EP, ‘Cold Breath’. The producer’s playful approach to the genre is fully explored throughout the project, and was certainly worth the wait!
The opening acoustic guitar intro of ‘Stillness’ brings a cathartic energy, later accompanied by subtle percussion and atmospheric sounds. The result is a chunky cacophony of high quality drum sections, warm synths and thrumming sub bass. This feel-good number is certain to bring smiles and energy on the dancefloor with its flute-like melody drop rounding out the track perfectly.
Title track ‘Cold Breath’ releases its way into a tasteful, moving chord progression, where jazz-tinged piano gives way to Mountain’s satisfying sliced vocal cuts. The huge lead synth is backed by a Rustie-esque mix of drums and arpeggiated awesomeness, resulting in a seriously satisfying halftime groove.
‘Roar’ has a serene and warming intro that belies what is to come. Plucking synths and measured, twanging strings bubble nicely. The drop brings the familiar deep bursts of synth that we have seen on previous Mountain releases and catchy, high-end top line that seems to reach for miles.
Lastly, our premiere, ‘Supernova’ bursts into life with punchy drums and a relaxed organ melody. The 32-bar breakdown before the first drop takes you on a journey, culminating in an expansive drop that is littered with drawn out progression. Filled with glistening melodies, contrasted with a solid syncopated bassline, this track is sure to bring the twinkle to any ravers eye.
Mountain’s ‘Cold Breath’ EP is released on 18th October on Soulvent Records. We highly recommend you experience the dizzying heights of his latest release, it’s sure to solidify his name in the scene. Check out ‘Supernova’ below and grab the ‘Cold Breath’ EP from here