FROM THE FOREST OF NISENE MARKS" by MOUNTAINHOOD (Cassette
Tape + Mp3) – ECHOMANCY
II TAPE VOL.
from the Forest of Nisene Marks" is Mountainhood's most delicate
and cohesive work. As the name implies, these songs feel like
mystic missives from the spooky and ancient forest in which Mountainhood
records, lives and writes. The recordings themselves are so intimate,
it's like listening to Hilde write them while hidden in a dusty
corner of his house.
guitars are strung with spiderwebs. Fragile voices hunt for melodies
among leafy shadows. Phantom wolves howl from beyond a lysergic-acid
dream world. Celestial transmissions from another time are whispered
in your ear.
from the Forest..." marks Hilde's retirement from music and
Mountainhood's final and ultimate release, bringing to
completion a canon consisting of nearly 20 albums. It is, most
simply, the product of a fantastically open person living quietly
in a powerfully wild place. The forest is complex, beautiful and
wise... just like these "letters"