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Mountains come to Garfield Artworks

| Thursday, April 16, 2009

You'd expect a band called Mountains to be huge, high and crushingly heavy.

These Mountains, however -- coming Sunday night to Garfield Artworks -- present a surprising inversion of expectations, like a mountain range on the moon, or submerged beneath the ocean.

The Brooklyn-based duo creates hushed, hypnotic, subtly evolving soundscapes, relying equally on electronic melodies, esoteric field recordings and organic, acoustic instrumentation. It's laidback, meditative music that effortlessly envelops the listener, instead of clumsily barging its way into your eardrums.

Mountains are on tour with indie-folk troubadour Death Vessel and local avant-acoustic band Pairdown.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Sunday at Garfield Artworks, and tickets are $8 to $10.

Details: 412-361-2262.

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