When I went X-Mas shopping, I stopped by Family over on Fairfax, one of the best and most eclectic bookstores in LA. Looking around I spotted Phil Elverum’s newest Mount Eerie project, Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7, a large format photo book with a record of “vaguely corresponding music”, so says Phil.
I was lucky enough to see him perform at Family earlier this year, to a very intimate gathering of about 30 people. It was really amazing, just him and his guitar. His book and photos are equally amazing. Looking through the book, you feel the same haunting, but very calm vibe that his music carries. The photos in the book were all taken with an antique camera using expired film. The webpage for the book gives a nice rundown of what he used for that that are interested.
The book was produced in an edition of 2400, has 132 pages, and goes for $64 (which includes shipping) if you live in the United States.
You can click here to purchase it from Mr. Elverum directly.