Mount Eerie - Black Wooden (Latitudes, 2009) // New CD
The Latitudes series from Southern Record provides an avenue for artists to take a few risks and work out a few ideas in a short form manner. Phil Elevrum seizes his day here, building the scorched foundations for what would later become the Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP. The six tracks here are less aggressive than the metal-infused flavour they'd eventually take on, but they provide a good snapshot of Elevrum as he continued to mutate away from his work as Microphones. That plus the Latitudes series is just fun to collect... so there's that too.