Audio Review: Mount Eerie – Now Only


Posted 5 months ago in Music Reviews

Instahouse banner
Bello Bar

Mount Eerie

Now Only

[P.W. Elverum & Sun]

Phil Elverum’s 2017 album, A Crow Looked At Me, approached grief from an impossibly close distance.

It was the art of a man so near to bombsite that it defied commentary, and to some, including this reviewer, it usually defied listening to it.

On Now Only, that distance is marginally greater, and while the pain and sadness remain pungent, they are less overwhelming.

The throbbing staccatos under the descriptions of the titular ‘Two Paintings By Nikolai Astrup’ even offer the momentary relief of art and the external world.

Brutal but brilliant.

Words – Ian Lamont

NEWSLETTER

The key to the city. Straight to your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter.

Goethe autumn-18
Cirillo’s

NEWSLETTER

The key to the city. Straight to your inbox. Sign up for our newsletter.