Holy Mountain Records
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Logo used for recent Holy Mountain releases.
Originally from a pack of Krakatoa Kretek cigarettes.
Record label information
Founded 1994
Genre(s) Experimental Rock, Folk, Stoner Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Neo-Folk, Neo-Psychedelic
Country of Origin United States
Based in Portland, Oregon
Website Holy Mountain

Holy Mountain Records is a Portland-based record label dealing in eclectic psychedelic, with the label's name coming from the 1973 surrealist film Holy Mountain, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The label is founded by Josh Whitson.

Background[edit | edit source]

Holy Mountain was founded by Josh Whitson in 1994 "after getting the tapes for a 7" I suggested to Table of the Elements. I liked the Jodorowsky movie Holy Mountain and I went to a high school that had a mountain climbing accident that killed several of my classmates so I thought it would be a good way to remind me I was alive."[1]. Drawing inspiration by labels such as PSF, Majora and Siltbreeze, the label's first release was a 7" by Japanese psych band Ghost, entitled Holy High / Filament.

From that release, Holy Mountain put out at least one release a year with the likes of Sufi Mind Game, Plague Lounge and Davis Redford Triad among others. Eventually Holy Mountain would work with the likes of Six Organs Of Admittance (Dust & Chimes being the first release in 2000) and eventually become more active. The band would gain more notoriety working with the likes of Lichens (Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe) and Om for two albums and a split 7". The label would be it's most active through the end of the 2000s, also working with the likes of Daniel Higgs, Mammatus and Wooden Shjips among others. The label is still active today, releasing eclectic psych among other genres.

Selected Roster[edit | edit source]

  • Ghost
  • Six Organs Of Admittance
  • Lichens
  • Om
  • Daniel Higgs
  • Mammatus
  • Lesbian
  • Blues Control
  • Wooden Shjips
  • M. Geddes Gengras

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Astroboter via MediumAccessed 8 March 2018
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