June 16th, 2008 | by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL Music | Posted In: Columns, Columns, Columns, Columns

Breakfast Mountain has a Confession

     
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IMG_8863 Welcome, Bienvenue, Wilkommen, Croeso, Bienvenidos, Velkomen to the new periodical post topic where I ask a Portland musician to take a stand and make a confession. Keyword: make. Whether it be via hand-drawn signs, sidewalk chalk, or gently wiped onto a fogged mirror, the truth will be revealed. The criteria is pretty simple: share a secret. More than two people know it? Not secret enough! And what do you have to do to learn it? All you have to do is follow the slide-show along, one image at a time.

For the first edition, Zach Osterlund (who just won a Society of Professional Journalists award for his photography in WW's Sonic Youth article about the lack of all-ages venues in Portland) spells out his confession outside of Holocene. It's not about the spacey electronica he makes as Breakfast Mountain, but definitely music-centric. See for yourself:

Click on a photo to see the name of the performer and/or head to the photoset on Flickr.




Zach has more to add about New Kids on the Block's "Summertime":

That song hits me hard. Real hard. It was actually the first song that I had heard in two or three months that made me happy. Granted I hadn't heard any of my friend's (hint: Doubledutch) new recordings in about the same amount of time. But really, that kind of production is my absolute favorite and has been for a year or so. J Holiday's "Bed" was the first song that really did it for me, then it just went on from there... "In This Club" by Usher. "Don't Matter" by Akon. Anything directly along those lines. The stuff makes me feel like I could explode into a ball of energy and never have to think about another thing again. I'm not fucking kidding you. It makes me so happy.

Just two days ago though, I heard Dhani and Jordan's new song and to be absolutely modest it is, by all means the best piece of artwork anyone I have ever known has made. There's nothing more I can say about that shit. Just wait. Dhani is a millionaire.


And there you have it.

[audio:confessions.mp3]

Links:
Breakfast MountainSpace
New Kids on the BlockSpace - where you can stream "Summertime"
DoubledutchSpace
 
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