Mt. Eerie: September 21, 2011 285 Kent

September 29, 2011

[photo by Juliet Eldred courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Phil Elverum is one of those elusive and otherworldly presences in music, who can take the simplest organ line or bell tone and build a surprising, hauntingly beautiful song around it. Best known for his work under the moniker The Microphones, Elverum rechristened the project Mt. Eerie in the middle of the last decade, but continues with many of The Microphones’ themes and sounds. This show at 285 Kent, presented by the legendary ToddP, had the type of intimate feel that echoed the very bedrooms where Elverum has made many of his compositions. This nine-song set showcased material new and old, and represented Elverum and the touring band’s triumph over what had been a very finicky PA system earlier in the evening. The band followed this show with a Monday performance at Le Poisson Rouge – another venue of considerable charm – but really, what better place to see a bedroom recordist than one of the Brooklyn scene’s coolest living rooms?

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones near the right stack, coupled with a soundboard feed. Other than some light noise from a fan near the mics during the first couple songs, the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!


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Mt. Eerie
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Soundboard + DPA 4021 (X/Y on post 3ft from right stack, 8ft)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)>Audition (effects, mix down, normalize)>Audacity (tracking)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 I Felt Your Shape
02 Between Two Mysteries
03 Ancient Questions
04 No Inside, No Out
05 [banter]
06 The Place I Live
07 Lone Bell
08 [unknown]
09 Stone’s Ode
10 [unknown]

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One Response to Mt. Eerie: September 21, 2011 285 Kent

  1. Andrew
    October 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I think the first song is an unreleased one called “House Shape.”

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