Christopher Morin’s new instrumental post-rock project, The Sound of Mountains, unveils its debut with the poignant track “Stretch Out Your Hand.” Hailing from rural upstate NY and now based in Southern California, Morin showcases his multi-instrumental prowess, weaving a tapestry of sound that transcends traditional post-rock boundaries.
Drawing inspiration from luminaries like Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Max Richter, and Explosions in the Sky, Morin skillfully combines elements of post-rock, orchestral, and a touch of shoegaze, creating an evocative listening experience. “Stretch Out Your Hand” serves as a sonic refuge, conceived as a prayer to provide solace and healing during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The track’s composition is marked by deliberate peaks and valleys, allowing listeners to embark on a cathartic journey. Beginning with gentle introspection, it gradually builds to a nuanced climax, inviting the release of pent-up stress and worry. The careful attention to song structure mirrors Morin’s intention to offer a refreshing experience with each composition, ensuring a dynamic and engaging musical narrative.
Morin’s dedication to crafting a sonic landscape that evokes reflection and emotional release shines through in “Stretch Out Your Hand.” With its delicate acoustic fingerpicking and modern orchestral flourishes, the track resonates as a place of solace for those navigating the challenges of a turbulent world. As Morin’s The Sound of Mountains emerges on the musical landscape, “Stretch Out Your Hand” serves as a powerful overture, inviting listeners to embark on a transformative journey of healing and release. This debut promises to be the first of many evocative compositions from an artist whose creative wellspring runs deep.