Wind's Poem - Mount Eerie
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  • Summary: The fourth full-length album for the Washington state-based artist Phil Elverum.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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.
  2. The true achievement of Mount Eerie’s Wind’s Poem is the redemptive arc Elverum finds within the black metal context.
  3. This is another revelatory view from Mount Eerie. [Fall 2009,p.64]
  4. It’s hard to find fault with the record since anything you think might be lacking, melodic interest, harmonic development, rhythmic drive, etc, was certainly left out deliberately.
  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. Mount Eerie’s third album, is deeply homemade and crazily dynamic, running from quiet harmonium-and-voice drones to black-metal cataclysm.

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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
    10
    Just listen to the wind.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    9
    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
    7
    Good album.

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