Mountain Moves – Ocean Bliss EP

The Deerhof referenced Mountain Moves hail from Bandung, Indonesia forming in 2017. The band consist of a core of Ferin and Lajiw and the line-up expands when the band play live. On this, their debut release, the band produce four slabs of strong indiepop tunes on which the band already provide a distinctive sound far removed from the C86/Sarah Record influences produced by their peers.

Whilst the sound is predominately twee the instruments come to the fore pushing the vocals to the background which was something I found too much, being a bit too sugary sweet, on first listens but then grew to appreciate. When they tone that down I find it works better as Distance and the lovely and dreamy title track demonstrate.

Whilst I like the sound produced by their aforementioned peers it is good to hear a band who are doing something different. The Ocean Bliss EP is available digitally from here.

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