The Glow Pt. 2 (K RECORDS, 2001) Simultaneously intimate and expansive, this is the record that brought Elverum to the attention of music fans outside the Pacific Northwest and, via the many natural sounds he incorporates into the recordings, the Pacific Northwest to music fans. A landmark in DIY recording in the analogue era,
The Glow Pt. 2’ s reputation has nevertheless persisted because of Elverum’s ability to blend intimacy with sharp songcraft.
Wind’s Poem (P.W. ELVERUM & SUN, 2009)
Inspired by the all-encompassing extremity of black metal,
Wind’s Poem finds Elverum pushing Mount Eerie’s sound to both its loud, expansive and quiet, small extremes. Much of Elverum’s material has an unfinished quality to it, but here he perhaps comes the closest to what many would consider a complete and polished set of recordings.
A Crow Looked at Me (P.W. ELVERUM AND SUN, 2017)
Recorded at home with a single mic in the wake of his wife’s death, A Crow Looked at Me confronts mortality head-on in stripped-down, plainspoken manner rarely seen or heard. As beautiful as it is heartbreaking, the record rightly won Elverum some of the best reviews of his career.