After releasing two albums, two 7” & touring with artists such as The Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Willie Nelson, & Cat Power, songwriter Travis Graves (A.K.A. Mt. Egypt) went into the studio to record his third album.
"The music of Mt Egypt III is a darkly delicate, introspective folk, simple and spare, warm and languid, a hazy sun dappled back porch summer afternoon sound, ethereal steel string guitar shimmer, wrapped in warm tendrils of muted melody, all with a subtly psychedelic cast. The sound is mostly acoustic guitar and vocals, but really nothing else is needed. It's all about the songs, and the voice. The songs themselves are practically perfect, sparse and spacious and stripped down, delicate and hushed, mysteriously and subtly catchy, the hooks are there, but they're hazy and indistinct, and hover in the background, the catchiness an afterthought to the mood, and the emotions, a gentle classic poppiness that informs Mt Egypt's skeletal country folk, and Graves' voice is the perfect match, plaintive and keening, slipping from a weary whisper to a mournful croon, somewhere between Neil Young and Songs:Ohia's Jason Molina. Grave's vocals occasionally woven into angelic harmonies, draped over elegiac stretches of minimal strum and drift. Broken hearted, twang flecked introspective folk, that is simply lovely. And is most definitely recommended for fans of Palace Brothers / Will Oldham, Fleet Foxes, Band Of Horses, Iron & Wine, Mount Eerie, Songs:Ohia, Rocky Votolato, Vetiver, Bon Iver and other similarly dark and introspective folk." -Aquarius Records
This 2nd pressing (of 150 copies) has seven different cover variations with a paste-on photo and a lyric insert.
Side One: hello world / same / how can a human mind? / inside, outside / 7
Side Two: ghost of the forgotten world / engine of its own / song to calm you down /everything in moderation / why are you fighting?
Listen to: same
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Mt. Egypt III is also available digitally via itunes.