Mount Eerie - Dawn
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Tiny Mix Tapes
It may lack the bells and whistles that normally grace his albums, but fans should be more than happy to trade in roaring climaxes for mini-epiphanies this time around.

Some will dismiss Dawn for being too simple and too obvious and possibly too depressing, but that’s where the album’s magic lies. Dawn charms you despite its dark feel, convincing the listener to sit a spell and be captivated by the intricacies of a story that we’ve all lived out. It’s a near masterpiece, and finds one of the better songwriters of the past decade back at top form, creating a poignant work with ease.


Some people say
"Arise! Arise! Arise! Live friend live!"
I say: "Die."
I say: "Shade yourself."
I say: "Shine what precious light you have into caves
And when it dies out stay in there"
I say "find life where you foolishly saw graves."
Some people say to "Try and try and try!
Fight and save yourself!"
I say: "Give"
I say "Send them off."
I say "Shed whatever husk if you are ripe
And if you're not, be fragrant ... read more


this album is pure magic for me. as soon as the first strings are plucked on it wasnt the hunting, all my worries or whatever i was thinking about at that time just melt away as i get transported into the music. i find this album very nostalgic, when i was travelling through italy and hiking through the gorgeous mountains years back i would always have this playing and it truly connected me with nature. and even when we were snowed in here in canada, this album really put me in a certain mood. ... read more


"I saw fireworks many miles away but didn't hear them, and I felt a longing, a childish melancholy, and then I went to sleep and the aching was buried, dreaming, aging, reaching for an idea of somewhere other than this place that could fold me in clouded yearning for nowhere actually reachable. The distance was the point

And then when I was twenty-four, I followed this ache to an arctic Norwegian cabin where I said "fuck the world" in a finally satisfying way."

-Phil ... read more


comfort album


goddammit phil


While repetitive at times, "Dawn" finds power and intimacy in it's simplicity.

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Track List

  1. It Wasn’t The Hunting
  2. Cold Mountain
  3. Moon Sequel
  4. I Have Been Told That My Skin Is Exceptionally Smooth
  5. I Say "No"
  6. Moon, I Already Know
  7. With My Hands Out
  8. A Show of Hands
  9. Woolly Mammoth's Mighty Absence
  10. My Burning
  11. Great Ghosts
  12. Climb Over
  13. We Squirm
  14. Voice in Headphones
  15. Who?
  16. Dead of Night
  17. See Me
  18. Log in the Waves
  19. Goodbye Hope

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Added on: December 19, 2012