Listen to Phil Elverum as he performs a captivating a capella song and shares some beautiful poems on the latest episode of Plastic Language, aired on NTS Radio. During a break from touring in west London’s Holland Park last month, Elverum penned the lyrics for an upcoming Mount Eerie release and recorded them. The episode commences with the mesmerizing a capella track “Night Palace” at the start. Around the 23:05 mark, Elverum reflects on the distinction between music and poetry, seamlessly transitioning into a thought-provoking poem titled “Co-Owner of Trees.” Finally, at 50:46, he presents an unnamed poem, combining spoken word with singing. You can listen to the episode on NTS or using the player below.
The recordings were produced by Action Pyramid. Earlier this year, in January, Mount Eerie unveiled a new song called “Huge Fire,” while in April, Elverum revealed that he is currently working on a new album. His most recent full-length release was “Microphones in 2020” under the moniker of The Microphones.
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Phil Elverum sang an a capella song and read poems on the latest episode of NTS Radio’s Plastic Language. He discussed the distinction between music and poetry while sharing his lyrical and poetic creations.