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ARTIST
TITLE
Black Wooden Ceiling Opening
FORMAT
10"/CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ELV 016LP ELV 016LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/19/2008

"In late 2006, the punkest incarnation of Mount Eerie convened in Anacortes, Washington, made up of Phil Elverum (usually the entirety of Mt. Eerie, also of The Microphones), Jason Anderson (famous for his irrepressible solo shows and albums on K Records), and Kjetil Jenssen (prodigy drummer from the cult hardcore band The Spectacle from Arctic Norway!). They translated 10 or so songs of Mt. Eerie and The Microphones into a vastly heavier form in preparation for a West Coast tour of illegal art galleries and punk houses. The day before the first show, they made this recording in the former fire department garage/venue The Department of Safety. Half of the songs are never-before released, half are reinterpretations of previously-released soft songs. The key to these new versions is the addition of Kjetil Jenssen. He is a supernaturally gifted drummer from the frozen wastelands of dark northern Norway. (Elverum befriended him and his band mates during a winter stay in 2002/2003, and the exposure to their most remote, heaviest, darkest music changed the direction of Mount Eerie permanently.) When placed behind two bass drums and some oversized cymbals and drums, he has the ability to change the weather with his limbs. Combine that with the unwieldy distorted guitars and the deceptively simple songs of Mt. Eerie and you have a new kind of music: Black Wooden Ceiling Opening (kind of like black metal but made of natural materials). This 10" comes with a 21"x21" fold-out double sided poster, a white vinyl record, and a CD. It is another fancy object from P.W. Elverum & Sun, makers of the finest souvenirs."