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Mount Eerie Takes The “Black Metal” Route With Third LP

August 18th Release's Leit Motifs Include "Erosion and "Mortality"

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The lo-fi experiments of Phil Elverum aren’t just good, they’re downright spooky good! Whether you follow his work with The Microphones or most recently, Mount Eerie, the Anacortes, Washington native is the epitome of the avant-garde lone wolf. You can’t find too many chinks in this guy’s armor. He answers to no one but surrounds himself with likeminded musicians/loners. His third album as Mount Eerie will be most likely linked with 2008’s black metal-like Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP. On August 18th, Elverum will expand upon Black Wooden‘s moody soundscapes with a full-length affair.

P.W. Elverum & Sun is releasing Mount Eerie’s third album, Wind’s Poem and get this, it’s being described as his “black metal album.” Totally rad, right? Elverum recorded the 12-track audio equivalent of a thunderstorm while roaming around the backwoods near his home in Anacortes. No Kids’ Nick Krgovich lended his harmonic pipes but this is largely a solo release. That’s the cover up top, and the tracklist is below.

The album will be available on CD, digital download, or a clear vinyl double LP in “a gatefold jacket with bronze foil stamping and a pull out lyric poster”.

Mount Eerie also plans to tour this fall and Elverum will bring a full band on the road, including two drummers. A press release portends lots of gongs and walls of amps. Sounds fitfully epic/spooky.

Wind’s Poem:

01 Wind’s Dark Poem
02 Through the Trees
03 My Heart Is Not at Peace
04 The Hidden Stone
05 Wind Speaks
06 Summons
07 The Mouth of Sky
08 Between Two Mysteries
09 Ancient Questions
10 (something)
11 Lost Wisdom Pt. 2
12 Stone’s Ode



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