To me, Possible Mountain is the day to day human struggle represented by sonic narrative. The entire album features complex and layering instrumentation which builds up and gives way to a low-fi indie sound, reminiscent of how one can see varying degrees of complexity and sentimentality living day to day. A progression is seen from a place of determination in Gonzo & And We Will Go to a place of struggle in Journey and the beginning of With You and For Me (jungle drums, synth progressions that resemble sounds of confusion and agitation). With You and For Me gives way toward the middle to a soft and rambling acoustic segment, with some spacey and twanging synths in the background. Going with the theme, it seems the speaker of the album has overcome the climb.
On the speaker - like so many great works of fiction, the album's style leaves an "empty space" for a speaker or protagonist which the sounds follow, and thus listeners can better project their own experiences, mindset and persona into the empty space which takes the journey that the album lays out. For me, this was a great factor which contributed to my enjoyment of the album.
Crawl Upside Down is a place of bliss, reflection and enlightenment. The speaker looks back on what they have gone through and is well equipped to move forward with a newfound drive. A switch is seen in the middle of the track to a different state - the bliss is removed, but the consistent forward motion is still being represented by driving basslines, up-tempo piano/synth fills and distant, high vocals.
All of this is broken with a moment of dissonance, clattering samples and frightening spontaneity which is just long enough to make the listener believe that perhaps all that was worked for in the struggle was dismantled again, leading the listener full circle into another struggle to be overcome. Play this album on loop and you will see - it is a seamless sonic experience and truly a great experimental work.
Favorite track: Crawl Upside Down.