Between Two Mysteries

Album: Wind's Poem (2009)
  • This atmospheric song was inspired by a mountain climbing adventure Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum embarked on up Mount Baker, which is in his home state of Washington. In our interview with Elverum, he explained: "It's the only actual alpine legitimate mountain climbing trip I've been on with ice picks and ropes and stuff. And I was just thinking about the absurdity of that endeavor, like getting to the top of the mountain and seeing, well, this is here. And then the world keeps going up above us. Like, there's more space."
  • Phil Elverum has no idea why he chose the name Mount Eerie for his solo project, and that mystery is reflected in this song. He told us: "I'm constantly thinking, What does this band name mean? Which is kind of why I have this name, because there's something to it that I don't quite understand, so I keep making up these songs to try to explain this ambiguous concept. It's kind of like a looming mountain above the world, invisible."


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