Mount Eerie

The Microphones - Mount Eerie
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The climb up Mount Eerie is an arduous one. While the difficult journey is psychically evident through Phil’s musical diary entries as he attempts the climb up the mountain across this record, the metaphorical interpretation is much darker. Every person, throughout their lifetime, must walk the path of mount eerie. However, no one has reached the peak, succumbing to death before they can even get close as the Big Black Cloud and the Vultures consume them. I wouldn’t expect less from ... read more
One day we will all come to face our Mount Eerie, whether it’s a death of someone we love, or the time in our lives where we are at our lowest, contemplating death, Mount Eerie will reveal itself to us, and we will have to take the journey, and take that climb up that hill.

Mount Eerie to me is Phil Elverum’s magnum opus, it combines everything I love about his music into one long song, one huge journey. It’s an album that feels like you’re experiencing it all with him. ... read more
The tribal drums at the beginning of The Sun get me spiritual
One of the final works made by The Microphones is one of the most stunning works in their discography.

Even though I have listened to this album 3 times in the past, I just was so confused every time. I do not know why at all. But now that I have thought about and absorbed it, this is probably the best work by Phil Elverum.

Now sure, I have given The Glow Pt. 2 the same score, It just can't compare to the beauty of this album.

The first song 'The Sun' is probably the most confusing song on ... read more
Despite being titled "Mount Eerie by The Microphones" it really should be called: Mount Eerie AND The Microphones. Self titled of course. Despite both being a moniker for a single man, it really does feel like a collaboration between two entirely different artists. One making their swan song while the other making their humble debut. Both just as equally talented! Cathartic, dark, warm, organic and imaginative (I'm waiting for a dreaded heffalump to make an appearance) 'Mount Eerie' ... read more
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Track List

  1. I. the Sun
  2. II. Solar System
  3. III. Universe
  4. IV. Mount Eerie
  5. V. Universe
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