“There is No Nature” Part II, Mount Eerie Sinking into the Ocean Roar

The following is a visual prose poetry response to Mount Eerie’s second 2012 release, Ocean Roar. It’s a continuation of the piece “Mount Eerie under the Clear Moon,” inspired by the first release, Clear Moon, and an interview with the artist, Phil Elverum.   The car sped down the highway with an intensity of some impending unknown cataclysm […]

Rejected Concept for Mature Themes Music Video by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

FADE IN: INT. ARIEL PINK’S APARTMENT – NIGHT Ariel Pink sits at a round, wooden kitchen table, beneath a colored stained glass chandelier. He wears big, pink-tinted sunglasses and a shirt that has large, random sections replaced with black lace. He looks too much like Kurt Cobain. He’s playing Battle Ship against a typical thin, […]

Berghain Shrines and Purity Rings

The following is a prose poetry narrative inspired by both Purity Ring‘s debut album, Shrines, and a trip I took to Berlin’s infamous electronic music nightclub, Berghain. It seemed apt for Berlin that Berghain was more or less in the middle of the city, yet in the middle of nowhere. The labyrinth of residential streets […]

“There Is No Nature,” Mount Eerie under the Clear Moon

The following article is a narrative written after an interview with Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum. It’s intended to be a reaction to his latest album, Clear Moon, and the things discussed in the interview. The full transcript can be found below the narrative, at the end of the article. Mount Eerie loomed in white with curtains […]

Lotus Plaza and the Liberation of Yellow Balloons

You stand out in the open of a plaza that’s shaped like a lotus, looking at your shoes as you let go of a handfull of yellow balloons. It’s a gray day. So much of a gray day that the sky actually seems to be green. As the bunch of rubber, helium and ribbon transcends […]

Sharing a Beer Bong with The Men

The following is a review of The Men‘s latest album, Open Your Heart. It imagines the album is a party to which anyone who is listening is invited. We heard music as we walked from our car that we parked on the side of the road. A ton of people were already at the party, so […]

An Evening with Mr. M and The Great Lambchop

The following is a review of Lambchop’s latest album, Mr. M. This article treats the album as if it were a person. The narrative draws inspiration from the experience the writer had while listening to the album. The strings swelled as he sat at the piano with his back to an audience that was chatting […]