P.W.Elverum & Sun Mount Eerie : Wind's Poem (US,2009)**°
Somewhat different from the folkier previous album, this album needs a little bit of preparation or the right orientation for it. Wind’s Poem is a prepared conceptual piece, inspired by a hidden message behind the wind. It is at times a frightening power. Like some alternative dark metal groups used ambient distortion in their music, Phil Elverum made concentrated noise drones from distorted electric guitar and organ and cymbal noise loops, before coming to the songs, which are mostly blown away to a lower melancholic energy into the background, dominated by the echoing power of this wind and the horror of its reality. The personal melancholic cry tries to find breathless koans outside the wind, but can’t compete or express much in the sense of the more powerful entity, even when its own story has some similar expressions. When he finds a peaceful moment and the drifting differences are not as strong, these songs are guided by metallic xylophones or Rhodes piano, or slow warming up rhythmic pulsations of electric guitar... Although basically a one man project the full bands accompaniment hangs around to join the scene.