Ocean Roar (album)

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Ocean Roar
Studio album by Mount Eerie
Released August 29, 2012
Recorded January 4th, 2011 to February 21st, 2012 at the Unknown in Anacortes, Washington[1]
Genre Indie rock, drone
Length 38:43
Label P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.
(ELV 026)
Producer Phil Elverum
Mount Eerie chronology
Clear Moon
(2012)
Ocean Roar
(2012)

Ocean Roar is the sixth studio album by Mount Eerie, released on August 29, 2012. It is the second of two albums released by Mount Eerie in 2012.[2]

Recording and release[edit]

Ocean Roar is the second of two albums to be released by Mount Eerie in 2012.[2] Phil Elvrum described Ocean Roar as a "counterpoint to the soft synth walls and landscape pondering of Clear Moon, presenting the opposite of that album’s clear glints of awareness: a total wall of blue-grey oceanic fog, a half remembered dream of a trip through dense old growth hills to the gnarly winter ocean, in the middle of the night, decades ago."[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
No Ripcord 9/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10[7]
The Needle Drop 5/10[8]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[9]

Ocean Roar has received mostly positive reviews so far. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 85, based on 11 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[4]

The album was listed 38th on Stereogum's list of the top 50 albums of 2012.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Pale Lights - 9:59
  2. Ocean Roar - 2:47
  3. Ancient Times - 1:11
  4. Instrumental - 5:32
  5. Waves - 4:57
  6. Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh) - 3:15
  7. I walked Home Beholding - 4:05
  8. Instrumental - 6:58

"Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh)" is a cover of a Popol Vuh song from their soundtrack Fitzcarraldo.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mount Eerie. Bandcamp. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pelly, Jenn. Mount Eerie to Release Two New Albums This Year. Pitchfork Media. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  3. ^ Elvrum, Phil. [1]. P.W. Elverum & Suns, Ltd.. 04 September 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Ocean Roar Reviews Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Ben. Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar. Allmusic. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  6. ^ Pickard, Joshua (24 November 2012). "Mount Eerie: Ocean Roar". No Ripcord. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Greene, Jayson (24 November 2012). "Mount Eerie: Ocean Roar". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Fantano, Anthony (6 September 2012). "Mount Eerie-Ocean Roar ALBUM REVIEW". YouTube. 
  9. ^ Sullivan, Ben. "Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar". Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://stereogum.com/1210661/stereogums-top-50-albums-of-2012/franchises/listomania/
  11. ^ Elverum, Phil. Mount Eerie. Bandcamp. 04 September 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.

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