2006 release. Gown is from the islands of British Columbia, Canada, and spent an entire year living on one such island alone, apart from his dog and three or more goats. If rock-qua-rock and/or it's sub-forms are based on blues epistemology, then Sacred Mountains is rooted in the vernacular of sea shanties, sea creatures, and sea salt in general. The music swirls and eddies as water does when trapped in a cove, just before rejoining the ocean-proper's massive swells and crashing onto a buncha rocks. And the music is like that rejoining, too. A process such as this is a journey and far from perfect, but the missteps sparkle and gleam like the random beauty that surrounds us. The LP was recorded over the course of a month in Florence, Mass, following a two-month tour across the USA, playing in a duo with Christina Carter.