Pitchfork rating: 8.9
My rating: 8.2
Despite his canonization in the world of lo-fi indie, I had little experience with Phil Elverum and his music before this year. 489 more words
This feature was first published in Weightless in May 2013.
Phil W. Elverum is the mastermind behind lo-fi folk projects Mount Eerie and The Microphones. Known for his uniquely stripped-down songwriting and instrumentation and tapestry-turning lyrical imagery, Elverum’s works bridge the gap between the natural and the modern world with dense drone passages and somber acoustic guitars, revealing a path covered in autumn leaves and bathed in spectral moonlight. 1,184 more words