Brooklyn Vegan writes that on Lost Wisdom pt. 2, Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum “again uses the plainspoken delivery that he used on his last two albums, though as with the first Lost Wisdom, the music and melodies often hearken back to ’60s psychedelic folk (except ‘Widows,’ where Phil shows off his love of heavier music). If you’re coming to this hoping for more of the wonderful Phil Elverum/Julie Doiron harmonizing of 2008’s Lost Wisdom, you’ll probably be satisfied, and if you wanted more of the diary entry style songwriting of the last two Mount Eerie albums, you’ll probably be satisfied with that too. It’s the best of both worlds, and it does nothing to stop the late-career songwriting hot streak that Phil Elverum has now been on for nearly three years.” Read the full review here.
Lost Wisdom pt. 2 is available on our download page; it was not published to CD, so we have only been able to digitally service it. Be sure to get it onto your airwaves. If you’re looking for a song to start with, Pitchfork writes that “Love Without Possession” is one of the 100 best songs of 2019. According to the site, Elverum and Doiron “zoom out from the everyday minutiae of grief, excavating a broader-reaching poetics from blunt observation.” See the full list here.