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Goth Mountain brings back that time in rock where long-haired hippies in flannel shirts and leather-clad bikers gathered in rustic mountain bars to party. The psychedelic rock music of Goth Mountain reminds us of back when light shows of bubbling colored liquids and painted go go girls complemented the sonic haze of the rock band. Back when Jesus Christ was a Superstar and the Moon was in the Seventh Sun and spirituality was both questioned and expanded upon in new ways.
Goth Mountain combines heavy rumbling bass lines with dreamy acoustic and electric guitar arrangements. Haunting keyboards and symphonic elements add to the otherworldly effect caused by listening to Goth Mountain. Structurally, the music is a blend of English Blues, Folk Rock and Progressive Rock. Pink Floyd fans usually relate to Goth Mountain, often comparing Goth Mountain's W.J. McKay with Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett.
McKay's voice is distant and removed, much like Jim Morrison of The Doors. The lyrical content is dark and gothic . . . fear, war and mayhem, raw nature, questions of faith, lonesome ballads, despair and death. Yet the words are delivered in a groovy way with a subtle undertone of sarcasm.
Goth Mountain fans tend to have a taste for early rock bands like Cream, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Arthur Brown, Jefferson Airplane, and, of course, The Beatles.
Like Pink Floyd albums and many of the great 60's and 70's releases, Goth Mountain is a concept album. Recurring themes and references give the album a strong sense of conceptual continuity. Although The Shadows and Silken Aliens have been popular singles, the whole album delivers a groovy rock vibe rarely heard in new music today.