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Mountains, Feltbattery

When: Wed., Feb. 20, 10 p.m. 2013

The band name Mountains certainly conveys the epic intentions of the duo comprising the craftsmanlike composers Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg. Even their shortest instrumental sprawls are epic voyages, with subplots indicated by interconnecting motifs and gradual builds toward grandeur. But whether because of the '70s bros of Mountain, the massive riffs of Canada's Black Mountain or the simple menace of a mountain's topographical hulk, the name falsely connotes a sort of toughness that this pair forgoes. Rather, their vastness is one of shimmering beauty and subtle revelation more akin to traversing the Great Plains than scaling sets of Rockies. Especially on the band's latest and best effort to date, Centralia, acoustic guitars are nestled within beds of synthesizer glow that change shape gradually, tracing changes in contour and view over time and never without warning. There's no need to tie off for safety with Mountains; these are surefooted and certain landscapes. With Feltbattery. —Grayson Currin

Price: $6

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