P.W. Elverum & Sun
Release date
1 Nov 2008
Running length
19 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 It's Not The Hunting 2:49 5,037
2 Cold Mountain 3:05 16,456
3 Moon sequel 2:35 12,640
4 I Have Been Told That My Skin Is Exceptionally Smooth 1:42 10,601
5 I Say "No" 3:33 14,304
6 Moon, I Already Know 1:26 10,634
7 With My Hands Out 1:53 29,449
8 A Show Of Hands 1:53 10,073
9 Wooly Mammoth's Mighty Absence 3:09 13,206
10 My Burning 1:43 13,888
11 Great Ghosts 3:14 14,009
12 Climb Over 2:42 10,057
13 We Squirm 1:37 9,043
14 Voice In Headphones 2:00 28,172
15 Who? 2:19 25,832
16 Dead of Night 2:51 8,626
17 See Me 2:02 11,228
18 Log In The Waves 2:06 11,623
19 Goodbye Hope 2:35 10,867

About this album

Dawn is the third full-length album by Mount Eerie. It was officially released 1 November 2008 on P. W. Elverum & Sun. The songs were all written by Phil Elverum during the winter of 2002–03, which he spent alone in a cabin in a remote part of Norway. The album was released on CD concurrently with an 144-page hardcover book and 16 color photo cards. The book includes Elverum’s journal entries and drawings from his Norway trip. The book is bound in paper that gives the feeling of wood. The album was also released as just an LP packaged with Elverum self-portraits drawn from the reflection of a window in the cabin in Norway. Many of the songs appear on earlier releases by Mount Eerie. “Moon Sequel” is a follow-up to The Microphones’ song “The Moon”, and it carries the same melody. The song “Voice in Headphones” (which also appears on Lost Wisdom, released a month earlier) reprises the chorus from Björk’s song “Undo”, over a different verse. Elverum had previously covered Björk’s “All Is Full of Love” on the 2001 Microphones album Blood.

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  • xn0153x

    2,369 scrobbles in my list... could it be I like this a bit too much?

    20 Mar 8:49pm Reply
  • Piratelovah glad I came across this.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • bkelleher

    because it's too heartbreaking for their thoughtfulness to comprehend.

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • KasparovDeepBlu

    I wonder why this wasn't reviewed by Penisfork

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • elierichaud

    the GOAT

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • rangebear


    27 Oct 2011 Reply
  • diehappyx33

    He made this while staying in a cabin in Norway for six months. Hearing this and thinking about where he was when he made it is so fascinating. A beautiful album.

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • soondra

    Oh my dear god, how good can music get?

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • therhapsody

    this is like one long, tragically beautiful lullaby

    7 Aug 2010 Reply
  • joeschnez

    practically a religious experience.

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ashlito

    Whoa, I have this on vinyl and didn't realize who it was until now. I put it on when I'm going to sleep. I always have dreams of being in a forrest or a valley or some serene place.

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Unicycler0

    I can't play any other music right now. This is such an incredible album, through and through.

    4 Jun 2009 Reply
  • bad_poems

    it's so enjoyable to hear some of your favorites played in such an intimate way. this is all really special.

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • radtron an understatement.

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • exconstranger


    26 Nov 2008 Reply