The Mountain Has Fallen serves as a companion piece to DJ Shadow’s 2016 album, The Mountain Will Fall. It features four original tracks, including collaborations with Danny Brown, Nas (which debuted earlier this year on the season premiere of HBO series Silicon Valley), and British composer Steven Price, whose score of 2013 film Gravity won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
In a statement, DJ Shadow shared how he’d turned down a major-label deal prior to making his last album in favor of more “high-risk” moves. “My thinking was, If The Mountain Will Fall LP ends up being successful, I’d be in a much more positive place in my career,” he said. “With everything that’s happened since it came out, I feel like I bet on myself and won. So I guess you could say that this new EP is my version of a victory lap. It’s a celebration, and an extension of those confident steps forward.”
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