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Peter Matthew Bauer - Mount Qaf (Divine Love)

Peter Matthew Bauer - Mount Qaf (Divine Love)

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Like many, I was disappointed in 2013 to read about the decision by the band The Walkmen to take a break from making any new music or touring. The perennial indie rockers held a permanent & beloved section of my shelf that was hopeful for many more albums as they continued to evolve from their frantic punk inspired roots into poppier & accessible rock. News quickly spread that Walkmen members would be pursuing solo careers, including multi-instrumentalist Peter Baur. With minimal involvement vocally in The Walkmen and seemingly always jumping from organ to bass to guitar, song by song, there were few hints of the sound that a solo record from Baur would bring. On a regular dark & frigid Maine night in February of 2015, up the street from Tandem Coffee Roasters, Baur played a solo show in a barely lit furniture builder's wood shop to a crowd of maybe 25 people. The music was raw, accessible, energetic and wholly something new and different from anything The Walkmen had ever produced. Building off the momentum of Liberation!, Mount Qaf delivers worldly rocking songs about love, fortune, illusion, and redemption. YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT. - Steve Pogson