- Summary: The live recording of some of Phil Elverum's songs from A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only performed in a 13th century Gothic church during 2017's Le Guess Who? festival in the Netherlands.
- Record Label: P.W. Elverum & Sun Ltd.
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Experimental Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Positive: 7 out of 7
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Sep 24, 2018It sits in the top tier with other indie folk/rock live albums, like Bill Callahan’s Rough Travel for a Rare Thing, Ryan Adams’s Live at Carnegie Hall (the full version), the Elliott Smith bootleg Live at Studion, and, of course, Kozelek’s Live at Biko. But there’s something worthwhile about these albums that goes beyond their technical mastery and the songs they contain.
Oct 1, 2018Though Crow and Now Only are spare records, Jacobikerk makes the versions on (after) sound hollow but full. Elverum’s voice, impossibly soft, fills the space with solemn clarity. But the most striking thing about (after) is that, even after so many performances, these songs sound as raw as they did when Elverum first committed them to paper and tape.
Oct 29, 2018(after) is an honest and raw portrayal of sorrow, an audacious creative act. The album forces his audience to experience his remorse while establishing the musical space between artist and fan as a confessional. Deeply moving and unapologetically grieved, Elverum deftly captures the emotional response to death and the unavoidable realization that life continues.
Oct 2, 2018The work is too much for casual listening, and it refuses to be background music. And so, perhaps live performance is the most appropriate setting. This double disc captures both the awkwardness of performing such inward-looking material and the communion this sort of sharing carves out. Elverum’s lyrics are searing in their specificity.
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