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Mount Eerie - Now Only (March 16, 2018) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by brandon_260, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. brandon_260

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    1. Tintin in Tibet
    2. Distortion
    3. Now Only
    4. Earth
    5. Two Paintings by Nikolai Astrup
    6. Crow, Pt. 2
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  2. brandon_260

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    I saw him play 5/6 of these in September. They're incredible. Some were like Mount Eerie doing SKM. This is exciting that he's got something else so soon.
  3. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Any more details than this?
  4. yesss
  5. brandon_260

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    What more are you looking for? There's a release date, album artwork, and tracklist.
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  6. Kennedy Prestigious

    Yes please

    Interested to see what recording style he approaches with this. I know he’s been playing these live, but I’m interested to see if they’re acoustic songs in the vein of ACLAM / Lost Wisdom / etc etc, or what
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  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    oh geeze
  8. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Can’t wait
  9. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    Did not expect this, but I'm here for it
  10. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

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  11. Kennedy Prestigious

    Gaaaaah won’t be able to listen till after work
  12. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    well this is still fucking sad
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  13. tucah

    not champ Prestigious


    digging into the single now
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  14. Kennedy Prestigious

    Sitting in my car listening, this is heeeeeavy, I couldn’t way. The part about the “shadow of death” is crazy.
  15. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

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  16. Kennedy Prestigious

    Wow... this track is really something.
  17. tucah

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    well that fucking destroyed me

    i was keeping it together then i lost it at "the second dead body i ever saw was you, genevieve"
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  18. tucah

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    Now Only, written shortly following the release of A Crow Looked At Me and the first live performances of those songs, is a deeper exploration of that style of candid, undisguised lyrical writing. It portrays Elverum’s continuing immersion in the strange reality of Geneviève’s death, chronicling the evolution of his relationship to her and her memory, and of the effect the artistic exploration of his grief has had on his own life. The scope of Now Only encompasses not only hospitals and deathbeds, but also a music festival, childhood memories of conversations with Elverum’s mother, profound paintings and affecting artworks he encounters, a documentary about Jack Kerouac, and most significantly, memories of his life with Geneviève. These moments and thoughts resonate with each other, creating a more complex and nuanced picture of mourning and healing. The power of these songs comes not from the small, sharp moments of cutting phrases or shocks, but the echoes that weave the songs together, the way a life is woven.

    The music, fully realized by Elverum alone at home, is fleshed out texturally and seems to react to the words in real time. In a moment of confusion, dissonance abruptly makes itself known; in a moment of clarity, gentle piano arises. On the title track, the blunt declaration of “people get cancer and die” is subverted by a melody that can only be described as pop. As Elverum reinvents his lyrical process, he is also refining his musical vocabulary.

    Elverum’s life during the period he wrote Now Only was defined by the duality of existing with the praise and attention garnered by A Crow Looked At Me and the difficult reality of maintaining a house with a small child by himself, as well as working to preserve Geneviève’s artistic legacy. Consumed with the day to day of raising his daughter, Elverum felt his musical self was so distant that it seemed fictional. Stepping into the role of Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie held the promise of positive empathy and praise, but also the difficulty of inhabiting the intense grief that produced the music. These moments, both public and domestic, are chronicled in these songs. They are songs of remembrance, and songs about the idea of remembrance, about living on the cusp of the past and present and reluctantly witnessing a beloved person’s history take shape. Time continues.
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  19. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    A press release that gives a little more context to the making/release of the album. Looks like one is here now!
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  20. ok already got chills
  21. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Jesus. This could be a masterpiece.
  22. SpyKi

    You must fix your heart Supporter

    Here for it.
  23. Kennedy Prestigious

    Could be?!?!?!?

    Just teasing but yeah, this is going to be something else
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  24. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    ACLAM is one of my favorite albums of the decade, glad we're getting another so soon. Glad he's keeping the same themes but expanding upon them sonically.
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  25. I saw my ancestors as sad and misunderstood
    In the same way that my descendants will squint back through a fog
    Trying to see some polluted version of all I meant to be in life
    Their recollections pruned by the accidents of time
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