“I’ve held aloft some delusions
From now on I will be perfectly clear
There’s no part of the world more meaningful
And raw impermanence echoes in the sky.
There is either no end
Or constant simultaneous end and beginning
A pile of trash
The fog on the hill
Standing in the parking lot squinting”
- Mount Eerie, “Through The Trees pt. 2″
Mount Eerie is the product of Washington-area artist Phil Elverum, who is the driving creative force behind the project. “Through The Trees pt. 2″ comes from the band’s fifth official LP entitled Clear Moon, an emotional and musical triumph worthy of each indie listener’s ears this summer. Though it may not possess the sheen or high-tech electronics of other recent releases, Mount Eerie’s latest is a study in how expertly crafted music and lyrics can generate a powerful connection with its audience. “Trees” conveys a clear disconnect and disillusionment with the world, a feeling that all can relate to at some time or another.