It doesn't take Can being featured in Inherent Vice to remind us of the blessings that Krautrock has bestowed upon us. Kosmische, a lesser-known electronic variety of Krautrock popularized by Popol Vuh and Tangerine Dream, has always made me feel like I'm riding a magic carpet through the desert, but the genre mostly went out of style in the 1970s. Thankfully there are some innovative electronic artists continuing the tradition to this day, and Mountains is one of the best.
"Parallel One" is the A-side from their new seven-inch, released as part of the You Can't Hide Your Love Forever series on Geographic North Records. Like the work of the aforementioned bands, it's a dreamy soundscape punctuated by ambient electronics and acoustic instruments. It's beautiful and after listening to it, I discovered a large glowing orb in my chest and realized that I suddenly knew how to do transcendental meditation. If you want to save some dough on those classes, listen to this song.