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Big Cream


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"Eugene Chadbourne's review of Mountain's "Lost Property" record in 2004"

"Guitarist Mountain is known for adding an edge that is strictly rock&roll, as in post-Black Flag, but also has an extremely gentle side expressed wherever possible in the band's multi-chapter presentations."- Eugene Chadbourne - All Music

"Big Cream on Breakthruradio"

"Big Cream is one of my favorite new and orginal bands from NYC" -Maia McDonald (Breakthruradio DJ) - Breakthruradio August 2007


Summer of 2006 self-titled EP released.
Recent self-release of debut LP "Four-Legged Fingers" Summer of 2007
Hit single "Gan" featured on Chop Radio (a Brooklyn based internet broadcast) in January of 2007
Live interview/performance on Breakthruradio in August of 2007



Big Cream, while being named after an infamous white lighter, combines subversive deep-roots songwriting with intricate arrangements; reminiscent of impressionist-classical pieces i.e. Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, and Olivier Messiaen. This New York City based band is driven by banjo/guitarist/vocalist Ben Mountain (Swiss-born and North Carolina bred) along with cellist Brent Arnold (a Seattle native who has recorded and toured with Modest Mouse and Sleater-Kinney), bass clarinetist/keyboardist J. Wall.

Big Cream's influences range from Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Os Mutantes, Laurie Anderson, Velvet Underground, Beatles, Tom Waits to Blind Lemon Jefferson.