Rhode Island noise duo Lightning Bolt have always steered the ship wherever they wanted to go. Now under the Thrill Jockey family, their long out of print records are back in circulation again. One of the band’s best releases in their history was their fourth album Hypermagic Mountain. The record was a tour de force in terms of sound and intensity, and it’s the tour many of us caught when the band’s history began to grow.
Now back in print, the record has such energetic gems as “Captain Caveman,” “Mega Ghost” and “Magic Mountain” to name a few. But much like the over nine minute track “Mohawk Windmill,” the album serves as a marker for where noise music could go. The landmark release is peppered with inventive arrangements and heady jazz structures that hop on and off of the songs.
Hypermagic Mountain is available on multiple formats for purchase directly from Thrill Jockey Records. It can also be purchased in all digital outlets or streamed on all streaming sites.
Image Credits: Photo by Scott Alario.