11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The first release in a projected two-volume set, Clear Moon was recorded in a "de-sanctified" church. Its songs feature a solemn sadcore and/or ambient metal feel, like the milder strains of Dolorean with touches of Spacemen 3 and Boris cresting over the horizon. "The Place I Live" creates a Sigur Rós–like slow burst of sound that features both plaintive vocals and modulated harmonies with a rhythm track that stutters in the background. Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum acts as both multi-instrumentalist and producer, playing his parts with a distinctive ear toward the end result. "(something)" is a brief interlude of porous textures that serves as the training ground for the ambitious "Lone Bell," where an imaginary film score takes shape underneath the haze. "House Shape" cranks up like the backing tracks of a Velvet Underground–influenced garage band before blurring into a subliminal, ambient shape-shifting dance track/tone poem. The juxtapositions are inspired. Just when you think you have a track figured out, it does something completely unexpected. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The first release in a projected two-volume set, Clear Moon was recorded in a "de-sanctified" church. Its songs feature a solemn sadcore and/or ambient metal feel, like the milder strains of Dolorean with touches of Spacemen 3 and Boris cresting over the horizon. "The Place I Live" creates a Sigur Rós–like slow burst of sound that features both plaintive vocals and modulated harmonies with a rhythm track that stutters in the background. Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum acts as both multi-instrumentalist and producer, playing his parts with a distinctive ear toward the end result. "(something)" is a brief interlude of porous textures that serves as the training ground for the ambitious "Lone Bell," where an imaginary film score takes shape underneath the haze. "House Shape" cranks up like the backing tracks of a Velvet Underground–influenced garage band before blurring into a subliminal, ambient shape-shifting dance track/tone poem. The juxtapositions are inspired. Just when you think you have a track figured out, it does something completely unexpected. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Eating the Breadwinner ,

A near perfect album

I've been waiting a while for Mount Eerie to revisit the non-acoustic sounds that made the album "Wind's Poem" so great. This album, though more subdued, features wonderfully nuanced textures and mature tonal progressions. Its tempting to describe this music as being minimal, but it boasts quite a few moments lush complexity. For me, the album really starts on the 2nd track "the Place Lives". From there I can find very little that I don't enjoy. The album ends on a great note with the track "(Synthesizer)", which harkens back to old Vangelis, circa the Blade Runner soundtrack. Nostalgiac. I even like the album cover, which like the music is very evocative.

Keep it coming Mount Eerie.

devilinthebelfry ,

Music...

...doesn't get much better than this.

noahb1 ,

Clear Moon

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