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Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me (2017)

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This is a heavy, heavy album.  I mean any album that opens with “Death is real, someone’s there and then they’re not” is going to be. 206 more words


Favorite Songs & Albums of 2017 (So Far!)

So listen – I’ve only listened to 29 albums this year. This is embarrassingly small for me, who tries to do 2-4 new releases a week. 4,274 more words

Review: Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

“Death is real. Someone’s there and then they’re not.” is the soul-crushingly blunt opening line to Phil Elverum’s latest project as Mount Eerie, “A Crow Looked at Me.” On July 9, 2016, Elverum’s wife, artist and musician Genevieve Castree passed away suddenly from pancreatic cancer, less than a year after the birth of their daughter. 263 more words


Album Review: Death, Nihilism, and Folkies

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When the fleeced flocks who admire this Seattle outfit told me to expect a foray into ‘progressive folk’, I wasn’t sure what that meant. 576 more words

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MOUNT EERIE - " A Crow Looked at Me " Best Albums Of 2017

How do you turn a shocking personal tragedy into fuel for your next record, It has been said suffering is required for great art, but… 546 more words


Now Playing: June 2017

Mount Eerie – various albums

I feel like I’ve only just discovered the true genius of Phil Elverum. Known best for his role in the seminal lo-fi indie act The Microphones, now going by the title of Mount Eerie, Phil’s music under this moniker is more intimate and atmospheric than what I’ve heard of The Microphones. 634 more words


Sound Round: Orchestra Baobab / Mount Eerie

Making music whilst they still breathe

Orchestra Baobab – Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (Nonesuch)

This ain’t no typical tribute record. Though original member and album namesake Ndiouga Dieng remains with them in spirit after succumbing to an unspecified illness, his living band mates waste nary a breath on their fallen leader. 423 more words