Clear Moon

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Clear Moon
Studio album by Mount Eerie
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded October 3, 2011 to January 7th, 2012 at the Unknown in Anacortes, Washington[1]
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:42
Label P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.
(ELV 025)
Producer Phil Elverum
Mount Eerie chronology
Wind's Poem
(2009)
Clear Moon
(2012)
Ocean Roar
(2012)

Clear Moon is the fifth studio album by Mount Eerie, released May 22, 2012. It is the first of two albums to be released by Mount Eerie in 2012.[2]

Recording and release[edit]

Clear Moon is the first of two albums to be released by Mount Eerie in 2012.[2] Sole member Phil Elvrum described Clear Moon as the lighter of the two albums.[3] The album was recorded between October 3, 2010 and January 7, 2012 in Anacortes, Washington.[1] Elvrum cited Burzum, Terry Riley and Steve Reich as influences on the album.[3]

The first track released from Clear Moon, "House Shape" was released on March 22, 2012 on Soundcloud.[4] The second track released from the album was "Lone Bell," released on April 24, 2012 on Soundcloud.[5] On May 13, 2012, the album was streamed in its entirety on NPR Music.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[7]
The A.V. Club B[8]
No Ripcord 8/10[9]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[10]
Spin 8/10[11]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[12]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[13]

Clear Moon received mostly positive reviews from music critics.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Through The Trees pt. 2 - 5:50
  2. the Place Lives - 2:42
  3. the Place I Live - 5:58
  4. (something) - 1:31
  5. Lone Bell - 4:15
  6. House Shape - 4:03
  7. Over Dark Water - 3:06
  8. (something) - 0:30
  9. Clear Moon - 7:20
  10. Yawning Sky - 3:28
  11. (synthesizer) - 2:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clear Moon | Mount Eerie. Bandcamp. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pelly, Jenn. Mount Eerie to Release Two New Albums This Year. Pitchfork Media. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b Stosuy, Brandon. Mount Eerie. Pitchfork Media. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry. Mount Eerie: "House Shape". Pitchfork Media. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  5. ^ Mount Eerie – “Lone Bell”. Stereogum. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  6. ^ Katzif, Michael. First Listen: Mount Eerie, 'Clear Moon'. NPR Music. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  7. ^ Phares, Heather. Clear Moon - Mount Eerie. Allmusic. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  8. ^ Greenwald, David (22 May 2012). "Mount Eerie: Clear Moon". The A.V Club. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Caldwell, Sean (25 May 2012). "Mount Eerie: Clear Moon". No Ripcord. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Greene, Jayson (22 May 2012). "Mount Eerie: Clear Moon". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Weingarten, Christopher (22 May 2012). "Mount Eerie, 'Clear Moon'". Spin Magazine. 
  12. ^ Youssef, Sobhi. "Mount Eerie, 'Clear Moon'". Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Comentale, Ed. "Mount Eerie - Clear Moon". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

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