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Black Mountain: Canadian Krautrock?

Conventional wisdom holds that Vancouver-based Black Mountain is somehow retro in its approach to making music. A more careful listen, however, suggests that the band’s music features new sounds that are informed by (but not copies of) the heavy sounds of 1970s rock. But on their latest album (and first in nearly six years), IV,

Five Years in the Wilderness: The Return of Black Mountain

Nearly six years elapsed between Vancouver-based Black Mountain‘s 2011 album Wilderness Heart and their latest, the straightforwardly-named IV (like all their, albums, released on Jagjaguwar). “We sort of cautiously took a bit of a break from the band,” says keyboard player Jeremy Schmidt. “We had done a lot of touring after Wilderness Heart came out;