'Heavy the Mountains' was recorded in January 2010. It was imagined as a potential accompaniment to Herzog's 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, but take that pairing with a grain of salt. This is a door-opening work, imperfect but picking up several key trails for us as a group.
"...instead of making another charming record, he tore a hole in the gray sky and twisted his folk roots into some unsettling black monster...Jakob Battick has made another truly great fucking record."
-Justin Snow @Anti-Gravity Bunny (Salem, MA)
"This is perhaps a meeting place somewhere between Leonard Cohen on Songs of Love and Hate and Nick Cave on No More Shall We Part. Something spiritual lies here, a earthy gospel energy...How thousands upon thousands of people all over the world don't yet know of this music will boggle me until they do know of it, hear it, love it"
-Marilyn Roxie @A Future In Noise (California)
"Four brilliant studies in state of the art experimental folk."
-Henning Lahmann @NoFearofPop (Berlin)
released August 12, 2010
Jakob Battick- Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Piano.
Mark Dennis- Drums/Guitars/Vocals/Trumpet.
Ryan Higgins- Vocals.
Joanna Moyer-Battick- Whispers.
Front cover Photograph- Chelsea Lauryn-Dowd.