Wind's Poem - Mount Eerie
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  • Summary: The fourth full-length album for the Washington state-based artist Phil Elverum.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The true achievement of Mount Eerie’s Wind’s Poem is the redemptive arc Elverum finds within the black metal context.
  2. As invigorating as the first half of Wind’s Poem is, its second half is where a filmic sensibility arises and the music becomes at one with the listener, the sounds yielding way to both chaotic and calming images as waves crash and subside.
  3. The attraction that already existed between Xasthur’s music and Mount Eerie’s exerted a strong enough force on Elverum that it became incorporated into him.
  4. Wind's Poem strikes a balance between accessibility and ambition that offers something for every kind of Elverum fan, but never sacrifices its purpose in the process.
  5. The distance that keeps Elvrum’s tiny voice from ever rising above a negligible squeak is applied to our relationship with this pretty, roaring Wind’s Poem. It’s a harrowing problem, like getting stuck between a stone and a hard something, for every Phil Elvrum fan imaginable. And who isn’t nowadays.
  6. The rest of Wind’s Poem plays out slow, shimmering, and really just classic Phil Elvrum, even if the album’s tone is darker, well produced and generally well executed. But once an experimentalist folk musician, always an experimentalist folk musician, and kudos to Elvrum for experimenting even further outside of the realm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. SteveM
    Aug 29, 2009
    Just listen to the wind.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    Absolutely beautiful and haunting. Though some may like to call this "black metal", this album, to me is more like a avant-garde noise rockAbsolutely beautiful and haunting. Though some may like to call this "black metal", this album, to me is more like a avant-garde noise rock album. With haunting vocals and just explosions of noise and haunting and distant and vocals that make it inexplicably beautiful to stare into the night while listening to this album on headphones. Expand
  3. Dan
    Aug 24, 2009
    Good album.

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