For a good while now, Mary Timony has been a force in the indie rock world. Well before her new band Ex Hex was formed and ahead of Wild Flag she was just a solo artist making her way in the world. Always a shredder at heart, her debut solo album Mountains has always been a favorite for those who’ve experienced its wondrous tones. Now twenty years after its release, Matador Records are reissuing it as an expanded double LP. With four previously unreleased songs and many other goodies, it’s about time we all go back and relive the magic of the album. To celebrate they’ve released an orchestral version of the song “Valley of One Thousand Perfumes.”
The orchestral version lives up to its name while the Bob Weston remastering gives a new pop to the track. Expansive and eloquent, this version of the song offers more depth and plenty of expanded hooks from new places. The way the instruments seem to just pop makes for a revealing listening experience. Here the build of the track is more enticing, offering an almost completely different way to hear the song.
The track list for the album is as follows:
Image Credits: Photo by Brett Vapnek.