SMAC Festival, Delémont
“We’ve got the magic,” sing Great Mountain Fire on one of their new songs. We might guess they found it during their yearlong residency at the Amerikaans Theatre, an old radio building located on the site of the 1958 Brussels World Fair. Produced and arranged by the band, the rough mixes of their new songs retain Canopy's amazing, almost symbiotic interplay between the musicians while showing a major expansion of their sound. Building bridges between Todd Rundgren’s free-wheeling innovations and Os Mutantes’ tropical kicks, Geoff Emerick’s studio experimentations and Remain in Light-era Talking Heads’ tribal science, Great Mountain Fire shape their songs with light, subtle touches to create an impressionistic psychedelia that will make the brain dance and the legs think.