Phil Elverum, of Microphones and Mount Eerie lore, will be releasing two albums this year. The first, Clear Moon, presents songs about “a quiet life in and around a small northwest town, usually buried in fog, and the unexpected moments of clarity that briefly flash through.” It will be released on May 22nd via his label P.W. Elverum and Sun.
His second album of 2012, Ocean Roar, is a companion album to Clear Moon. It’s set for release sometime later this year. Both new albums were both recorded in Elverum’s new homemade recording studio “the Unknown”, which was built in an old de-sanctified church in Anacortes, Washington. On both albums one can hear “the giant wooden cathedral room.” “Vast echo, resonating gongs, impenetrable walls of thickness, and always a voice cutting through the fog, moon-like.”