Mount Liberation Unlimited is formed of sunbeams, sockerbitar, and Swedes.
Chance members of a Stockholm-based band during their late teens, Tom Lagerman and Niklas Janzon found themselves peeling off from the pack to smoke and make techno. Dreaming of a global dance music community in which artists are allowed anonymity, the two set out to service this secret society by soundtracking happy-making moments under the Mount Liberation Unlimited guise.
MLU’s third release, (Eerie) For Your Love, developed organically and inversely from their live set into the studio. In this procedural fluidity, hypnotic live takes animate as tenacious tone, melody, and groove. MLU’s method relies upon thee jam, the feeling shared in the moment, and then revisiting that friendzied magic. This dedication to spontaneity is tempered by a naive faith in one another, an unspoken jibber jabber that melds two minds together in childlike harmony.
“(Eerie) For Your Love” is almost ten minutes of eccentric, eclectic, and electric crescendos. This loving intensification threatens to unravel into mania, not so much an eeriness as an uncanny, maddening of reality. The track is an itch that can’t - and won’t - be scratched, the sense of anticipation accumulating and splashing over everything when you find yourself relieved.
“Maiden Voyage” is informed by the impermanence that accompanies touring. The track is virginal yet determined, a youthful militancy marches it along the open road careening around the complicated crags. Though the track occupies fewer, more introspective grooves than its a-side brother, the shared experience between the two overflows in an almost sibling understanding.
Each 12″ on Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. For (Eerie) For Your Love, Los Angeles artist Jen Stark spirals into three dimensional psychedelic space accurately depicting the love mania of the title track. Constructed by WWFG, direct mail order copies of the 12” features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Mount Liberation Unlimited’s (Eerie) For Your Love will be released July 15, 2016 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and across digital formats. Physical purchase includes a free, high-quality, multi-format download.