"Until Only The Mountain Remains" is the first album of new songs by The Joy of Nature in five years.
It was inspired by Taoist poetry and it's quite contemplative.
The title comes from the following poem by Li Po:
"The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains."
In a world perceived as complex and artificial, this record marks a return to simplicity and purity.
Almost no electronic instruments were played and all sounds on it were purposedly recorded for this album.
"Until Only The Mountain Remains" features the collaborations of J. Aernus (Wolfskin, Karnnos), Troy Southgate (H.E.R.R., Seelenlicht), Sandro Menino (Cotard Delusion, Sid & The Fall, etc.), Biagio Verdolini (Rapeciâz) and Conceição Raposo.
Curiously, most poems that were used to make this Album were written by poets who used to spend most of their time isolated, so these are the right times to let ourself be overwhelmed by its positive message.
Listen on Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/7t17oO9lJs1cUDFAuHbcCv?si=J_fhnocnRBS4MaVm-UAOGw
Watch the Official Video of "The Girl With The Razor": www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mT4Oe__xmU
Watch the Official Video of "Taking Leave of a Friend": www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCnAg3HwS9A
released March 21, 2020