Sauna (Mount Eerie album)
Sauna is the seventh full-length album by Mount Eerie, it was released on February 3, 2015. Upon announcing Sauna, Phil Elverum said that the album was inspired by "Vikings and zen and real life". On his label's website, Elverum had this to say about the title: "The sauna that this album was inspired by is not a sauna that exists anywhere, it is about the idea of a small man-made wooden room crushed beneath a universe’s worth of bad weather. Inside this deliberate space a transformation occurs; the exaggerated atmosphere of flames, steam and dim light obliterate the usual sensations and new kinds of perception are exposed. The shocking plunge under cold water and the razor sword through sky.""All of the song titles are single words and some of the songs are long," he said in a press release, "This is music meant to weigh heavy on you like a lot of cold water at night, the sword glimmering at the bottom of the lake at night." The album was recorded between June 27, 2013, August 13, 2014, at The Unknown, a church-turned recording studio in Anacortes, Washington.
Elverum began to first tease his new release by premiering a stripped-down version of the song "DRAGON" on the Pinball Sessions studio in Ontario, Canada. The video from this session was shared via the studio's website on September 16, 2014. Phil Elverum announced the album through a series of teasers on his label's YouTube channel. Following that, he released a music video for two songs on the album, "THIS", "SAUNA". Sauna, after beginning production in 2013, was released on February 3, 2015, it exists on his Bandcamp page, was released as a double LP, as well as a CD. Both the LP and CD are packaged containing photography done by Elverum. Sauna received critical acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 82 out of 100, based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". In a review from No Ripcord Magazine stated that "Sauna not only proves itself to be one of Elverum’s most personal and intimate releases, it’s one of his most artistically inspired as well," commenting on its use of ambient music as a strong advancement in Elverum's use of setting to create mood, saying that "The crushing melody-less ambience of Sauna might suggest that this is the album where Elverum goes native on us, with Elverum disappearing into the ether of the solitary natural world which has always been his fascination".
However, the review praises Sauna for its sense of intimacy. Other critics have praised Sauna for its use of setting; the 405 stated in their review that "Although it starts in a relaxing atmosphere, there is an unease the underscores the album.'Dragon' features gentle singing from a gathering of females, trading off lines with Elverum beautifully, until they are drowned out by what sounds like a field recording of a jet overhead."In a review from Tiny Mix Tapes, the album was criticized for its lyrics being too literal about the metaphors and images in which Elverum wrote about in his working, saying that "Perhaps with the sole exception of Don’t Smoke/Get Off The Internet, never before has Elverum’s work seemed so boldly transparent, so artificial". However, in another review by Pitchfork the lyrics were praised, saying that "There is something aggressively quotidian about the scenarios he paints, like an indie film that aims to test your patience for how little action constitutes a "motion picture."
Coffee is poured, windows are gazed at pensively, tractors idle". All tracks written by Phil Elverum. All song titles are capitalized, with the exception of the song ""; the personnel of Sauna according to Mount Eerie's Bandcamp page and the liner notes of the albums LP release: Phil Elverum – guitar, vocals Geneviève Castrée – vocals Allyson Foster – vocals Ashley Eriksson – vocals Paul Benson – vocals Evin Opp – flutes Timothy Stollenwerk - mastering
Uncut magazine, trademarked as UNCUT, is a monthly publication based in London. It is available across the English-speaking world, focuses on music, but includes film and books sections. A DVD magazine under the Uncut brand was published quarterly from 2005 to 2006. Uncut was launched in May 1997 as "a monthly magazine aimed at 25- to 45-year-old men that focuses on music and movies", edited by Allan Jones. Jones has stated that "he idea for Uncut came from my own disenchantment about what I was doing with Melody Maker. There was a publishing initiative to make the audience younger. According to IPC Media, 86% of the magazine's readers are male and their average age is 37 years. Uncut's contents include lengthy features on old albums, interviews with film directors and film news, reviews of all major new album, film and DVD releases, its music features tend to focus on genres such as Americana and alternative country. Each month the magazine includes a free CD. Special Issues have covered U2, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Byrds, David Bowie, Demon Records, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Martin Scorsese, Motown Records, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Kinks, Fleetwood Mac and more.
Uncut underwent a radical redesign in May 2006, as a result of which the magazine no longer catered for books and reduced its film content. Allan Jones writes a regular monthly column, recounting stories from his long career in music journalism. Uncut's monthly circulation has dropped from over 90,000 in 2007 to 47,890 in the second half of 2015. Uncut produces themed spin-off titles celebrating the career of one artist; this series has been known as Uncut Legends. Artists who have so far had magazines devoted to them include Radiohead, Kurt Cobain, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and John Lennon; the Lennon magazine was produced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of the former Beatle. The majority of these titles have been produced by magazine editor Chris Hunt; the series started in 2003 with an inaugural issue devoted to Bob Dylan, edited by Nigel Williamson. In 2008 Uncut launched their inaugural Uncut Music Award, described as "a quest to find the most inspiring and rewarding musical experience of the past 12 months."
A list of 25 nominees is selected by a panel of 10 judges, who are all musicians or music industry professionals, they come together to decide a winner. Past winners have included Fleet Foxes, Paul Weller and P. J. Harvey. In late 2005, Allan Jones and publishing director Andrew Sumner launched a spin-off of the main movies and music magazine, that focused its attention on DVD releases of classic movies. Billed as "the only great movie magazine," Uncut DVD was designed to compete with such established titles as Ultimate DVD, DVD Review and DVD Monthly. Despite strong reviews in the UK trade press, Uncut DVD folded after three quarterly issues
Now Only is the ninth studio album by Mount Eerie, the solo project of American musician Phil Elverum. Like the preceding Mount Eerie album A Crow Looked at Me, Now Only is an extended reflection on the death of Elverum's wife and musician Geneviève Castrée; the album was released on March 16, 2018. After releasing A Crow Looked at Me in 2017, Elverum decided that he did not want to play any of his older songs because they seemed "irrelevant" and so continued to write in order to have enough material to go on tour; the title of the song "Tintin in Tibet" refers to Tintin in Tibet, the twentieth volume of the comics series The Adventures of Tintin by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. "Two Paintings by Nikolai Alstrup" refers to Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup and his paintings Midsummer Eve Bonfire and Foxgloves. The final track "Crow, Pt. 2" is a continuation from "Crow" the final track from A Crow Looked at Me. In the song "Earth" Elverum references "I Will Lay My Bones Down Below the Rocks and Roots" by the Cascadian black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room, who are based out of Olympia, where Elverum lived during his tenure as The Microphones.
Now Only received critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 82, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 19 reviews. All tracks written by Phil Elverum. Phil Elverum – songwriting, production, guitars, drums, keyboards Now Only at Discogs
Vice is a Canadian-American print magazine focused on arts and news topics. Founded in 1994 in Montreal, Canada, the magazine's founders launched Vice Media, which consists of divisions including the magazine as well as a website, broadcast news unit, a film production company, a record label, a publishing imprint; as of February 2018, the magazine's editor-in-chief is Ellis Jones. Founded by Suroosh Alvi, Gavin McInnes and Shane Smith, the magazine was launched in 1994 as the Voice of Montreal with government funding, the intention of the founders was to provide work and a community service; when the editors sought to dissolve their commitments with the original publisher Alix Laurent, they bought him out and changed the name to Vice in 1996. Richard Szalwinski, a Canadian software millionaire, acquired the magazine and relocated the operation to New York City in the late 1990s. Following the relocation, the magazine developed a reputation for provocative and politically incorrect content. Under Szalwinski's ownership, a few retail stores were opened in New York City and customers could purchase fashion items that were advertised in the magazine.
However, due to the end of the dot-com bubble, the three founders regained ownership of the Vice brand, followed by the closure of the stores. The British edition of Vice was launched in 2002 and Andy Capper was its first editor. Capper explained in an interview shortly after the UK debut that the publication's remit was to cover "the things we're meant to be ashamed of", articles were published on topics such as bukkake and bodily functions. By the end of 2007, 13 foreign editions of Vice magazine were published, the Vice independent record label was functional, the online video channel VBS.com had 184,000 unique viewers from the U. S. during the month of August. The media company was still based in New York City, but the magazine began featuring articles on topics that were considered more serious, such as armed conflict in Iraq, than previous content. Alvi explained to The New York Times in November 2007: "The world is much bigger than the Lower East Side and the East Village."McInnes left the publication in 2008, citing "creative differences" as the primary issue.
In an email communication dated 23 January, McInnes explained: "I no longer have anything to do with Vice or VBS or DOs & DON'Ts or any of that. It's a long story but we've all agreed to leave it at'creative differences,' so please don't ask me about it."At the commencement of 2012, an article in Forbes magazine referred to the Vice company as "Vice Media", but the precise time when this title development occurred is not public knowledge. Vice acquired the fashion magazine i-D in December 2012 and, by February 2013, Vice produced 24 global editions of the magazine, with a global circulation of 1,147,000. By this stage, Alex Miller had replaced Capper as the editor-in-chief of the UK edition. Furthermore, Vice consisted of 800 worldwide employees, including 100 in London, around 3,500 freelancers produced content for the company. Shane Smith – Co-Founder Suroosh Alvi – Co-Founder Ellis Jones – Editor-in-Chief Vice magazine includes the work of journalists, fiction writers, graphic artists and cartoonists, photographers.
Both Vice's online and magazine content has shifted from dealing with independent arts and pop cultural matters to covering more serious news topics. Due to the large array of contributors and the fact that writers will only submit a small number of articles with the publication, Vice's content varies and its political and cultural stance is unclear or contradictory. Articles on the site feature a range of subjects things not covered as by mainstream media; the magazine's editors have championed the immersionist school of journalism, passed to other properties of Vice Media such as the documentary television show Balls Deep on the Viceland Channel. This style of journalism is regarded as something of a DIY antithesis to the methods practiced by mainstream news outlets, has published an entire issue of articles written in accordance with this ethos. Entire issues of the magazine have been dedicated to the concerns of Iraqi people, Native Americans, Russian people, people with mental disorders, people with mental disabilities.
Vice publishes an annual guide for students in the United Kingdom. In 2007, a Vice announcement was published on the Internet: After umpteen years of putting out what amounted to a reference book every month, we started to get bored with it. Besides, too many other magazines have started doing their own lame take on themes. So we're going to do some issues, starting now, that have. In a March 2008 interview with The Guardian, Smith was asked about the magazine's political allegiances and he stated, "We're not trying to say anything politically in a paradigmatic left/right way... We don't do. Are my politics Democrat or Republican? I think, and it doesn't matter anyway. Money runs America, he has stated: I grew up being a socialist and I have problems with it because I grew up in Canada I've spent a lot of time in Scandinavia, where I believe countries legislate out creativity. They cut off the tall trees. Everyone's a C-minus. I came to America from Canada because Canada is stultifyingly boring and hypocritical.
Thanks, Canada. Vice founded its website as Viceland.com in 1996, as Vice.com was owned. In 2007, it started VBS.tv as a domain, which prioritized videos over print, had a number of shows for free such as The Vice Guide to Travel. In 2011, Viceland.com and VBS.tv were combined into Vice.com
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher. Founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts, it was a literary and cultural commentary magazine that published leading writers' commentary on abolition and other major issues in contemporary political affairs, its founders included Francis H. Underwood, along with prominent writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Greenleaf Whittier. James Russell Lowell was its first editor, it was known for publishing literary pieces by leading writers. After financial hardship and ownership changes in the late 20th century, the magazine was purchased by businessman David G. Bradley, he refashioned it as a general editorial magazine aimed at a target audience of serious national readers and "thought leaders." In 2010, The Atlantic posted its first profit in a decade. In 2016 the periodical was named Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
In July 2017, Bradley sold a majority interest in the publication to Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective. Its website, TheAtlantic.com, provides daily coverage and analysis of breaking news and international affairs, technology, health and culture. The editor of the website is Adrienne LaFrance; the Atlantic houses an editorial events arm, AtlanticLIVE. The Atlantic's president is Bob Cohn; the magazine, subscribed to by over 500,000 readers, publishes ten times a year. It was a monthly magazine for 144 years until 2001, it dropped "Monthly" from the cover beginning with the January/February 2004 issue, changed the name in 2007. The Atlantic features articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs and the economy and the arts and science. On January 22, 2008, TheAtlantic.com dropped its subscriber wall and allowed users to browse its site, including all past archives. By 2011 The Atlantic's web properties included TheAtlanticWire.com, a news- and opinion-tracking site launched in 2009, TheAtlanticCities.com, a stand-alone website started in 2011, devoted to global cities and trends.
According to a Mashable profile in December 2011, "traffic to the three web properties surpassed 11 million uniques per month, up a staggering 2500% since The Atlantic brought down its paywall in early 2008."In December 2011, a new Health Channel launched on TheAtlantic.com, incorporating coverage of food, as well as topics related to the mind, sex and public health. Its launch was overseen by Nicholas Jackson, overseeing the Life channel and joined TheAtlantic.com to cover technology. TheAtlantic.com has expanded to visual storytelling, with the addition of the "In Focus" photo blog, curated by Alan Taylor. In 2011 it created its Video Channel. Created as an aggregator, The Atlantic's Video component, Atlantic Studios, has since evolved in an in-house production studio that creates custom video series and original documentaries. In 2015, TheAtlantic.com launched a dedicated Science section and in January 2016 it redesigned and expanded its politics section in conjunction with the 2016 U. S. presidential race.
A leading literary magazine, The Atlantic has published many significant authors. It was the first to publish pieces by the abolitionists Julia Ward Howe, William Parker, whose slave narrative, "The Freedman's Story" was published in February and March 1866, it published Charles W. Eliot's "The New Education", a call for practical reform, that led to his appointment to presidency of Harvard University in 1869. For example, Emily Dickinson, after reading an article in The Atlantic by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, asked him to become her mentor. In 2005, the magazine won a National Magazine Award for fiction; the magazine published many of the works of Mark Twain, including one, lost until 2001. Editors have recognized major cultural movements. For example, of the emerging writers of the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway had his short story "Fifty Grand" published in the July 1927 edition. In the midst of civil rights activism in the 20th century, the magazine published Martin Luther King, Jr.'s defense of civil disobedience in "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in August 1963.
The magazine has published speculative articles. The classic example is Vannevar Bush's essay "As We May Think", which inspired Douglas Engelbart and Ted Nelson to develop the modern workstation and hypertext technology; the Atlantic Monthly founded the Atlantic Monthly Press in 1917. Its published book included Drums Along the Blue Highways; the press was sold in 1986. In addition to publishing notable fiction and poetry, The Atlantic has emerged in the 21st century as an influential platform for longform storytelling and newsmaker interviews. Influential cover stories have included Anne Marie Slaughter's "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" and Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Case for Reparations". In 2015, Jeffrey Goldberg's "Obama Doctrine" was discussed by American media and prompted response by many world leaders; as of 2017, writers and frequent contributors to the print magazine include James F
Mount Eerie is the musical project of Anacortes, Washington-based songwriter and producer Phil Elverum. Elverum is the principal member of the band, but has collaborated with many other musicians on his records and in live performances. Most of Mount Eerie's releases have been issued on Elverum's label P. W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. and feature inventive and detailed packaging with his own artwork. Following the release of The Microphones' Mount Eerie album, Elverum announced that he would no longer use the Microphones moniker, opting instead to record under the name Mount Eerie, after the area in Anacortes, WA called Mount Erie. In an interview with CITR-FM's Discorder in September 2003, Elverum gave his reasons for this change: "Mount Eerie is a new project; the Microphones was completed, or at least at a good stopping point. I did it. I am new." Around this time, Elverum changed the spelling of his own surname. The first Mount Eerie releases included a limited edition CD-R of new recordings, a 12" EP recorded live to acetate with local musicians during an Australian tour, a live triple album released by Burnt Toast Vinyl in late 2004.
Elverum returned to his hometown of Anacortes after spending several years living in Olympia, WA whilst recording for K Records, established his own label and imprint, P. W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd; the first official Mount Eerie studio album in Phil's eyes was "No Flashlight" Songs of the Fulfilled Night, released in August 2005. The original pressing featured an large fold-out sleeve with extensive footnotes and explanations. Following pressings of the album feature more simple packaging with the original liner notes and poster absent. Elverum has continued to tour and record prolifically in recent years, to considerable critical acclaim. Noteworthy releases have included Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7, Lost Wisdom, Wind's Poem. In 2012, Elverum released two albums, Clear Moon and Ocean Roar, was chosen to perform at Jeff Mangum's All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead, England. A new Mount Eerie double-album entitled Sauna was released on February 2, 2015. In January 2017, the song "Real Death" was released from the forthcoming album A Crow Looked at Me.
A second single, "Ravens," was released on February 15. On March 24, A Crow Looked at Me has so far received high critical praise. For example, Exclaim!'s Alex Hudson scored the album a 9 out of 10, calling the record an "emotionally nuanced meditation on death, both heartbreaking and hopeful." January 2018, the album Now Only was announced along with the release of the album track "Distortion". A press release indicated that the album was written in 2017 shortly following the death of Geneviève Castrée, Phil's wife; the album was released March 16, 2018 to positive reviews, with The Atlantic describing the album as a progression from A Crow Looked At Me: "not an experience of total sadness, featuring flashes of irony and love". After touring North America in the summer of 2017, Elverum played songs from A Crow Looked At Me across Europe and Australasia; the second of these shows became, a live recording released in September 2018 and was well received by Pitchfork who noted "the most striking thing about is that after so many performances, these songs sound as raw as they did when Elverum first committed them to paper and tape".
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