During Le Guess Who? 2021, Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie / The Microphones) was one of five guest curators for the festival. Aside from putting together a personal program of inspirations and like-minded artists, Phil Elverum also performed live with guitarist Jay Blackinton to present Elverum’s latest album, 'The Microphones In 2020', in full.
We are now thrilled to now share the full recording of this performance, recorded and mixed by Marc Broer and Philip ten Brink. It’s the second time a live recording from Phil Elverum at Le Guess Who? sees the light of day: in 2018 Elverum released (after): the recordings of Mount Eerie’s inimitable performance at Le Guess Who? 2017 (curated by Perfume Genius).
Leading up to Le Guess Who? 2021, Phil Elverum said of the performance:
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 50+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Mary Margaret O’Hara, Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Makaya McCraven, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Captured on Thursday, 11 November 2021 at TivoliVredenburg's Grote Zaal during Le Guess Who? 2021
Recorded by Marc Broer and Philip ten Brink
Mixed by Marc Broer
Photography by Ben Houdijk