Boomkat Product Review:
This first UK release by Rolf Klausener is a biographical work, depicting the life of his mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya who fled her native Honduras for a new life in Canada. Glory Hope Mountain earned itself a nomination at the prestigious Polaris Awards, competing with far bigger names like Black Mountain, Stars, Crystal Castles and old hands A Silver Mount Zion. It's an honour that's entirely deserved too: Klausener has concocted a record of Beirut-like proportions, filled with lavishly arranged chamber folk as typified by the perplexingly interdisciplinary 'Crooked Legs' and 'Low Gravity'. Even its more pared down moments the album delivers high points like country shuffler 'Plateau Rambler' and the graceful balladry of 'Oh Napoleon', all of which portrays Klausener as a songwriter with plenty of resourcefulness.