'Mountain' is an artistic collaboration between musicians Anni Hogan, Robert Strachan and Itchy Ear, film maker Bob Wass and mountaineer Cathy O'Dowd.

Hogan and Itchy Ear originally worked on a series of piano pieces inspired by Rene Daumal's 'Mount Analogue' and the superior wisdom of mountains, using O'Dowds Himalayan conquests for particular authentic inspiration. Robert and Anni used these pieces and the Himalayan peaks as a template for painting a soundwave soundscape around the piano compositions.

Cathy has supplied all the photographs for the album sleeve, beautifully edited by Abby Helasdottir, and Cathy has performed a fascinating and revealing monologue over the piece 'Deathzone'.

The 'Mountain' film has been created by Bob Wass from Cathy's original film footage of her Everest expeditions. The film and soundtrack are an experimental 'journey' to explore sonically and visually the nature of 'journey and mountains'.


1. Strange Beauty
2. Lost Intense
3. Stark Reality
4. Sunburst
5. Altitude
6. Cherished Blazing Moon
7. First Light
8. Pelydrau Haul Ar Dir Y Rynys. Yw Heddwch Pur Mewn Oes Llawn Brys. (Rynys Base Camp)
9. Mother Goddess
10. Transition Rendition
11. Endurance
12. Deathzone (with special commentary from Cathy O’Dowd)
13. The Clearing Uncleared
14. Frozen Eulogy

1. Strange Beauty
2. Lost Intense
3. Sunburst
4. Deathzone
5. Mother Goddess

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