Wind's Poem

Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2009 Ratings: #13 / 867
User Score
Based on 132 ratings
2009 Ratings: #22
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August 18, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
P.W. Elverum & Sun / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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[July Challenge] July 18, 2020
This album is alive in a way that the grass, the mountains, and the winds are. After hearing the first track, I don't think I would've ever expected something like this from Phil even though I've only listened to two of his albums. He always had a way to describe how alive nature was and it never fails to make me consider choices in life. When things fail in life, people will tell you to keep on breathing and to keep up with life. But when everything around us is ... read more
definitely the most unique phil elverum album i've ever heard. rather than going for the ordinary mellow sound he goes for, this album is gritty and really heavy at times. this thing's pretty versatile too. the opening is heavy and actually sounds like a metal song, but phil maintains his laid back vocals despite the heaviness. there are even tenuous elements of noise within that track with the utilization of distortion. some tracks sound like dark ambient cuts as well, which goes more in line ... read more
Wind's Poem is probably the most straight-forward, incisive and immediate Mount Eerie records. This album shows some of Elverum's most heavy works to date, bringing up some black metal influences (which he would bring again in Sauna, but not with the same edge), and while the 12 songs here don't connect necessarily to the usual abstract, psychedelic and formless sonority Elverum puts up under the Mount Eerie moniker, Wind's Poem doesn't loose in emotion, poetry and transcendental-ness to the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Wind's Dark Poem
  2. Through the Trees
  3. My Heart Is Not at Peace
  4. Hidden Stone Listen 
  5. Wind Speaks
  6. Summons
  7. Mouth of Sky
  8. Between Two Mysteries 
  9. Ancient Questions
  10. (Something)
  11. Lost Wisdom, Pt. 2
  12. Stone's Ode

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