Released on February 7, 2012
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Phil Elverum, in his many musical incarnations, is a collector of sounds,
and his Mount Eerie single ‘Distorted Cymbals’ (DBN122)
in the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate catalogue. Recorded with Calvin
Johnson (Selector Dub Narcotics) in the Dub Narcotic studio, this
collectable 7” has been called one of Phil’s more cogent projects by
Calvin, and is a wonderful collaboration between two musical savants.
Side A presents the unmixed ‘Distorted Cymbals’ track, where Elverum
conjures dreamy elements of motion and texture by layering his
instruments against quiet vocals. With a steady beat, a few cords and
the clash clash of cymbals, this Mount Eerie single may bring fans back
ability to perform, through all of his musical endeavors, as himself.
Cymbals’ Mount Eerie is a knocked over by the vastness of the sky.
Selector Dub Narcotic remixes the single on Side B in “Anglepoise
Cymbals,” laying a melodica out over the track and cleverly rearranging
the song---accentuating moments of silence, overlapping lyrics—which
lends wondrous air and feeling to Elverum’s music.