Sparklehorse Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain
- Words: Josiah Hughes
- Label: Astralwerks
Continuing a career haunted by chemical imbalance and near-death experiences, Mark Linkous' Sparklehorse resurfaces with Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain. Like 2001's It‘s A Wonderful Life, this record is filled with top-shelf contributions from Christian Fennesz, Danger Mouse, Tom Waits, and the Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd. Despite the big names, however, the collaborators highlight Linkous' penchant for somber masterpieces rather than advertise their own identities. Recorded on a remote North Carolina mountaintop with a vintage recording rig built by the legendary Daniel Flickinger, the record's pristine production enriches the nuances of Linkous' broken pop songs. From the summery glisten of "Don't Take My Sunshine Away" to the mournful arrangement of the self-titled closer, Dreamt For Light Years is arguably Sparklehorse's finest moment yet.
- GearKiNK Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Studio Set-Up
- GearWatch Ikonika Build a Beat in 10 Minutes
- NewsWatch a Video for "Girl," the A-Side of Jamie xx's Upcoming New 12"
- NewsOstgut Ton to Release 'Berghain' and 'Panorama Bar' Mix Series as Free Downloads
- NewsCheck Out a New Documentary on the Spread of Balearic Music Culture
- Locals Only: Prins Thomas Shares His Five Favorite Spots in Oslo
- 20 Questions - Robert Hood Talks Underground Resistance, Kraftwerk, and Cheese Grits
- Hi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- 20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus
XLR8R Downloads Player