Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar


Phil Elverum has always sounded to me like he's in touch with that strange, other-worldly place between dreaming and consciousness, déjà vu, or anything where you start wondering if the supernatural actually does exist. Where Mount Eerie's May release "Clear Moon" was a pleasant day-dream, "Ocean Roar" is it's nightmare counterpart. It's dark, loud and not particularly optimistic, yet still manages to be uplifting in the ever-present reverence of the universe. This is not an album of catchy singles, and best listened through completely with total attention paid (and clocking in at just under 40 minutes, trust me, it's worth it).