From Mount Eerie (the project of Phil Elverum formerly The Microphones) comes the latest album, Sauna, set for release in early February. Being deemed “the ultimate” Mount Eerie record, Sauna is as arresting & organic as anything he’s ever done. The album’s thematic references are “vikings, zen, and real life”, and the songs narrow these ideas to tight moments. Recorded fully analog on 24 tracks at the Unknown (the reclaimed old wood church in Anacortes, Washington), this is certainly the most “hi-fi” Mount Eerie album ever made, while still sounding as raw as low tide in November. Accompanied by harmonic foils, Ashley Eriksson (LAKE), Allyson Foster (Hungry Cloud Darkening), & Geneviève Castrée (Woelv), the album is grown up and intricate, yet still exists as a raw and natural plane. Elverum speaks about his work: “None of my songs are about sadness or isolation. “Emptiness” is about the actual heart of things, lovingly. Solitude is for discovery.” Wandering into Mount Eerie‘s Sauna is like a journey into the foggy unknown; pensive, tattered, enlightened, and liberated.
“Eleverum’s [sic] melodies are syrupy and singsong, but his droning loops of guitar and oscillating keys are as massive as a gas giant wobbling on its axis.”
RIYL: My Bloody Valentine, The Dirty Projectors, Bill Callahan, Sun Kil Moon, Old Time Relijun, Mirah
Recommended Tracks: #11 “This”, #4 “Emptiness”, #2 “Turmoil”, #6 “Boat”, #8 “Pumpkin”
Going for Adds 2/2 & 2/3
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Label: P.W. Elverum & Sun