Mount Eerie No Flashlight



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  2. “ ELV006 ” – “Nobody’s Perfect” by Mount Eerie – (never released) This live recording was perhaps once intended for physical release but has never been. “ELV005” – “ No Flashlight” by Mount Eerie LP+CD (out of print) This is the first “real” Mt. It came out in the fall of 2005.

Mount Eerie 'No Flashlight': I can only love those dark hills because I live in the day I can only see the mountain because I am. No Flashlight, or No Flashlight - Songs Of The Fulfilled Night is the 2003 album by Mount Eerie, whose real name isn't Mount or Eerie but rather Phil Elverum. It is primarily a solo project of Elverum but it does include other people. This is the 2015 reissue released by P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd., made for the fans. I Know No One (2:32) 02.

I can only love those dark hills because I live in the day
I can only see the mountain because I am in town
I only love night because I have only smelled it
Actually living in the night means no talking
I can only say 'no flashlight' because once I accidentally forgot it
Actually living in the night means actually walking in the dark means
To find caves
In song
Mount eerie no flashlight

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Mount eerie no flashlight

'No Flashlight' as written by Phillip Whitman Elvrum

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'No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night
Studio album by
Released9th May 2005
RecordedNowhere, Anacortes, Washington
Dub Narcotic, Olympia, Washington
October 19th, 2004 - January 30th, 2005[1]
GenreIndie rock, lo-fi
Length37:51
LabelP.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. (US), Play/Rec (EU)
(ELV 004/005/037)
ProducerPhil Elverum
Mount Eerie chronology
Mount Eerie Dances with Wolves
(2004)
'No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night
(2005)
Singers
(2005)
Mount Eerie studio album chronology
'No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night
(2005)
Lost Wisdom
(2008)

'No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night is the first studio album released by the band Mount Eerie. It was released on the 9th May 2005 and features appearances by Geneviève Castrée and Jason Wall.

Recording and release[edit]

The album was recorded in Nowhere, Anacortes from October 19th, 2004 to January 30th, 2005, the mixing was done at The Unknown studio in Anacortes, it was mastered by T. Stollenwerk.[2]

The album was initially released in 2005 under the name 'ELV005'. The album was re-released in 2015 under the name “ELV037”. The re-release was re-mixed, re-mastered, and re-pressed with redesigned jackets.[3]

Physical versions of the album come with a very large album fold-out with one side showing a large illustration, and the other filled with extensive footnotes and explanations of the songs, with references, clippings, and photos.

The Drums from 'No Flashlight' by Mt. Eerie[edit]

The drum tracks from this album were later released separately as The Drums from 'No Flashlight' by Mt. Eerie, with the band claiming: 'We felt the drums on 'No Flashlight' sounded good enough to listen to by themselves.'[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
CokeMachineGlow80%[6]
Pitchfork Media(5.0/10)[7]
Portland Mercury[8]
StylusB[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes[10]

'No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night received generally positive reviews upon release. Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 72 based on 5 critics, indicating 'generally favourable reviews'.[5] In a positive review Dom Sinacola of CokeMachineGlow wrote that 'No Flashlight doesn’t sound much like a lullaby worth revisiting each night. Amazingly, Mount Eerie still crafts a series of passages that breathes, and walks, and enjoys a generous restraint.'[6] Zac Pennington and Adam Gnade of Portland Mercury wrote that 'After releasing three consecutive records of masterfully progressive conceptual vision, Elverum's latest (as its title suggests) seems to be more about a search for something than a destination', 'And though at times frustrating, it's the questions that keep me consistently coming back to No Flashlight. So Phil: what does Mount Eerie mean, anyway?'[8]

In a review by Tiny Mix Tapes wrote that 'Phil is obviously trying to communicate a particular message with little abstraction. He's taking this opportunity to share with us something special to him, and he's doing so in the most honest way he can.'[10] Elizabeth Newton of The Quietus praised the album writing that 'Fluctuations in Elverum's persona, self-consciously sullen and wrung from second thoughts, ultimately add up to a stable whole because his tone remains so thoroughly distinctive' and that 'Now more than ever, this music is laced with its maker's insistent worldview at every turn, and it's better for it.' [11]

A mixed review by Stylus wrote that 'because Elvrum’s philosophy is a rather muddled one (even with a surfeit explanation bordering on the absurd), it tends to take away from the album at key moments. Musical highlights like the beautifully hummed “How?” are weighed down by Elvrum’s insistence on calling the visible world “the romance” or the unfortunate lyric “Because the pupil of my eye is a hole / There’s no Inside and there’s no Out / The world is in me and I am in the world” from the shimmering “No Inside, No Out.”'[9]

Mount Eerie No Flashlight Vinyl

in a negative review, Sam Ubl of Pitchfork said that 'Demanding listener input-- as Elverum does here by not-so-subtly inviting us to ponder him-- isn't a bad thing. But courting ears with such esoteric hooey is disingenuous and annoying' and that 'he now makes boring music that is premised on his persona and the explanation thereof'[7]

Mount Eerie No Flashlight

Mount Eerie No Flashlight

Legacy[edit]

Eric Hill of Exclaim! Included the album in a ranking of Elverum's 'essential' albums.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Phil Elverum.

No.TitleLength
1.'I Know No One'2:32
2.'I Hold Nothing'5:00
3.'The Moan'2:53
4.'In the Bat's Mouth'1:33
5.'No Inside, No Out'1:52
6.'(2 Lakes)'1:09
7.'Stop Singing'3:02
8.'No Flashlight'3:04
9.'(2 Mountains)'1:19
10.'The Air in the Morning'3:02
11.'The Universe is Shown'1:54
12.'What?'2:57
13.'How?' (featuring Geneviève Castrée)2:24
14.'No Flashlight'3:54
15.'(2 Moons)'1:16
Total length:37:51

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Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
16.'The Intimacy of the World with the World'4:58
17.'This Is The Same Ocean'0:45
18.'Waterfalls' (featuring Adrian Orange)2:04
19.'Where'1:17
Total length:45.75

References[edit]

  1. ^'No Flashlight'. Bandcamp. September 11, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  2. ^'No Flashlight'. Bandcamp. September 11, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  3. ^'No Flashlight'. pwelverumandsun. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^'P.W. Elverum & Sun'. Archived from the original on 12 May 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  5. ^ ab'No Flashlight: Songs Of The Fulfilled Night'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  6. ^ ab''No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night Review'. CokeMachineGlow. Archived from the original on October 9, 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  7. ^ ab''No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night Review'. Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  8. ^ ab''No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night Review'. Portland Mercury. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  9. ^ ab''No Flashlight': Songs of the Fulfilled Night Review'. Stylus. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  10. ^ ab'No Flashlight: Songs of the Fulfilled Night'. Tiny Mix Tapes. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008.
  11. ^'Mount Eerie'. The Quietus. October 7, 2015.,
  12. ^Hill, Eric (March 21, 2017). 'An Essential Guide to Mount Eerie, the Microphones and the World of Phil Elverum'. Exclaim!. Retrieved 2020-07-22.

Mount Eerie No Flashlight Lyrics

Mount Eerie No Flashlight

Mount Eerie No Flashlight

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