Michael Beach is a San Francisco based musician who previously released a few works as a member of Electric Jellyfish. As a solo project, he released a 7" and before a few days this mini album called "Mountains + Valleys". For his latest work he recruited drummer Utrillo Kushner (Comets On Fire, Colossal Yes) and Raymond Raposa (Castanets) on guitar and vocals. This mini album (released in cassette) features seven tracks based mainly in guitar moving mostly in calm, slow-tempo paths. Either if I'm not really into this kind of music, I really enjoyed this one 'cause Michael is definitely a skilled song-writer and knows how to create a beautiful emotive atmosphere with (relatively) simple means.
* Thanks to Michael Kiefer from Twin Lakes Records for coming in touch.
You can stream / download / order it from his bandcamp page.