Phil Elverum has announced a new release called Microphones that does not contain music. Foghorn tape is “literally just the loud ribbon loop of a foghorn”, as Elverum writes in his PW Elverum & Sun webshop. He adds that the recording “is actually a distant, curved bass playing through in the background of the glow pt. 2 ‘and other microphone music. Ambient noise. Empty ocean. “
Foghorn Tape is out March 5th and will be available on clear vinyl, limited to 999 copies. No digital option will be released. You can order a copy here.
Last winter Elverum published a book with 761 photos entitled Microphones in 2020 Silent Version. The accompanying album was released in August along with a 44-minute short film. Elverum’s previous album under the name Microphones was Mount Eerie in 2003.
Read “Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, the microphones) about the song he would have liked to have written.”