Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #26 / 678
USER SCORE
79
Based on
19 ratings

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90
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

It’s an album that revels in interpretation and grows larger and nearly overpowering in its ability to draw the listener into its dense layers of distortion, cascading dissonance, and fleeting moments of stunning clarity.

86
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

It’s complex, destructive, and infinite.

81
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

It has a facing-the-beast quality of a punishing spiritual quest, as if Elverum steeled himself and left his house at midnight, barefoot, and just kept walking.

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

It is a profound statement of an artist trying to find a sense of belonging, and it is rather sublime to wander along with this album’s creator and get a sense of one’s own mortality.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes
This dark gravity limns the most potent expression of Elverum’s infatuation with the extreme sonic density of black metal, marking Mount Eerie’s furthest point of departure from The Microphone’s quintessential lo-fi indie pop.
80
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

Elverum takes the space of Ocean Roar‘s 40 minutes to perfectly capture how it feels to be Phil Elverum, to live inside his head, as it looks out into the ocean’s horizon.

75
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

From unforgiving seas to rain-drenched walks through the evergreens, he ropes you right into a very particular, personal experience.

65
The 405
The 405

There are definitely points of real quality and interesting experimentation but it feels like it is missing a few more significant moments and would benefit from maybe a little less din.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
73
Phil releases the second Mount Eerie album in 2012. It lacks in quality compared to Clear Moon though. Some tracks just overstay this welcome and theres simply not enough material. The instrumentation is still great and the album has some great drone moments.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 4, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: P.W. Elverum and Sun
GENRE: Experimental
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# 11 - Beats Per Minute
# 29 - Cokemachineglow
# 34 - No Ripcord
# 38 - Stereogum
# 4 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List
  1. Pale Lights 
  2. Ocean Roar 
  3. Ancient Times 
  4. instrumental 
  5. Waves 
  6. Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh) 
  7. I Walked Home Beholding 
  8. instrumental
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Added on: August 28, 2012