Mount Eerie, “A Crow Looked at Me”

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE -

Writ­ten in the wake of his wife’s death from pan­cre­atic can­cer, Phil Elverum’s eighth stu­dio al­bum as Mount Eerie is an emo­tional flood­gate. “When real death en­ters the house, all po­etry is dumb,” Phil Elverum in­tones, the words tum­bling out of his mouth like rocks. Disen­chanted by rhyme schemes, melody and grandiose metaphor, Elverum spends “A Crow Looked at Me” ur­gently com­mit­ting his pain to tape with­out or­na­men­ta­tion or

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