Author: Rachel Laitman

  • 3 Things We Can Learn About Song Making from Phil Elverum

    3 Things We Can Learn About Song Making from Phil Elverum

    Phil Elverum, based in Washington state and best known for his musical projects The Microphones and Mount Eerie, has trafficked and produced prolifically in all manner of medium: song composition and production, letterpress printing, photography, filmmaking, and last but not least endearing, a 365-day comic calendar called Fancy People Adventures. He has also effectively retained the…

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  • Silencing Your Inner Critic

    Silencing Your Inner Critic

    Every once in a long while, I’ll write a song where the whole arc — from conception to gestation to delivery — will feel gloriously pointed and true. I will be struck sideways with joy and awe over how exactly this gift of a song has communicated my truest, subtlest heart. But if you’re going to make…

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