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Welcome to Goth Mountain.  Goth Mountain is a place, a band, a studio, a retreat, a howl, a laugh, a lifestyle, a state of mind.  The music of Goth Mountain reflects the psychedelic influences of Pink Floyd and The Beatles, but sounds more like the music being created in 1960‘s California prior to and during the “British Invasion.”

Many of these west coast bands are legendary; Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Byrds, and Strawberry Alarm Clock.  The Monkees and The Beach Boys also had selected songs in the psychedelic vein, especially their later releases.  Many others have been somewhat lost in time; Clear Light, Moby Grape, The Beau Brummels, The Electric Prunes and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band just to name very few.

Goth Mountain combines heavy rumbling bass lines with dreamy acoustic and electric guitar arrangements.  Haunting keyboards float behind the baritone vocals, which have been compared to Jim Morrison.(being ever so humble)  The songwriting is heavily influenced by Pink Floyd Co-Founder Syd Barrett.  The final track on Goth Mountain’s Retribution album “Synesthesia” is dedicated to Syd Barrett who went insane shortly after the release of the debut Pink Floyd album “Piper at the Gates of Dawn.”

The Goth Mountain Studio is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.  I work and live in these mountains which are so rich in rock music history.  In the 1970’s, I spent time at historic venues like The Chateau Liberte’, The Boots and Saddle Lodge, Stevens Creek Lodge and others.  If you’re interested in reading more about this music history, check out my Reverbnation blog.  You can also listen to many Goth Mountain songs for free.  I recommend ordering cds from CDBaby or downloading on iTunes.

Thanks from your friends high atop Goth Mountain. Peace.