Mountaineer is Marcel Hulst, a songwriter
based in Amsterdam, Holland. After releasing
the debut album with his band Maggie Brown (2014), he started recording his acoustic songs for the Mountaineer project with producer Auke van der Wielen. Under the surface of the hushed vocals and warm layers of acoustic guitars, there is a broad instrumental palette breathing a panoramic atmosphere. Analog synths, subtle percussion, upright bass and even tribal drums emerge throughout the album but just as easily drift off and evaporate. A few rhythmic songs add some grit and variety to the overall intimacy of the album 1974. With a quiet, almost silvery voice, Mountaineer tries to walk the line between indie, folk and Americana.
The album 1974 was recorded at:
Solenoid Studios, Amsterdam
Artwork by Lenka Dittrichova