Translucent Amber is the debut release by Swedish folk rock band Mountains of the Moon. As debuts go, it’s up there with the loveliest and the warmest. Softly picked acoustic guitars are met by close harmonies, peace, love and misunderstanding. After three minutes there’s a brief but controlled burst of fire before the song’s fade. Beautiful.
Mountains of the Moon came to life in the autumn of 2014 after lead singer Adam Huttunen and producer Martin Zaar started working together in their Stockholm-based studio. They later added bass player Jessica Tjörnmark and drummer Alexander Lund, and started work on their independent debut EP.
Translucent Amber is taken from the band’s upcoming EP Overgrown, due out this winter.