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Amen Dunes, Mountains, Nests 

When: Tue., Feb. 21, 9:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $6-8

At first glance, the pairing of Amen Dunes and Mountains might appear incongruous. The former's lonely, introspective songs are distinctly the product of Damon McMahon's brain, while the latter's two-man drones value pure sound above individual ego. Yet both acts seem to share the common goal of reaching some higher mental and spiritual plane through obsessive, mind-stretching music. Both have also recently made their best work by expanding their sonic range. In McMahon's case, transforming Amen Dunes from a solo project to a full band helped give his songs a wider emotional palette; last year's Through Donkey Jaw contains a plethora of moving moments and mini-epiphanies. For Mountains, the rise in quality on 2011's Air Museum is primarily a matter of stylistic diversity. Throughout seven hypnotic tracks, the pair doles out long tones, synth squiggles, pulsing bass, and thick static, all in the service of musical meditation. Wear a blindfold and you will probably be able to pick out which band is which—but you might also be surprised by how the feelings you get from both are similar, perhaps even seamless. —Marc Masters

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