After the release of 2009’s Wind’s Poem, Phil Elverum (aka Mount Eerie) returns with the first of two set releases entitled, Clear Moon. Elverum, the man behind The Microphones and Mount Eerie, recently took an extended break from touring in order to record the albums. The songs that appear on Clear Moon reflect the quiet life in and around the small northwestern town of Anacortes, Washington. In a recent Pitchfork interview Elverum states that “the songs and the ideas came from a more slowed-down attention to this particular place, this town, walking from my house to the studio and back every day.” Read the interview here. Elverum established a studio called “The Unknown”, in a de-sanctified church in Anacortes where he recorded the album. The church’s tones permeate through the album as synthesizers weave through Elevrum‘s quiet guitars, sampled drums, and thunderous guitar. The second release entitled, Ocean Roar, will be digitally serviced to you later this year.
Clear Moon was recently featured as Best New Music on Pitchfork who called the record “Inscrutable and transfixing, plainspoken and unknowable, it feels like a collection of secrets Elverum has cupped in his palm to pour directly, and privately, into your ear alone, a rich meditation on the many meanings of the word ‘home.'” You can read the full Pitchfork review here. Clear Moon is going for ADDS 6/4 & 6/5.
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Label: P.W. Elverum and Sun