(after): singing and guitar at Jacobikerk, Utrecht, Netherlands, Nov. 10th, 2017 at Le Guess Who? festival by Mount Eerie, 180G Black Vinyl 2LP, Phil Elverum of The Microphones!
(after) is a live album by Mount Eerie, released in 2018. The album captures a live performance of songs from A Crow Looked at Me and Now Only recorded at the 2017 Le Guess Who? festival in the Netherlands.
Upon release, the album received critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 86, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 7 reviews. In a positive review, Heather Phares of AllMusic wrote that the album "continues the evolution of these songs as layered expressions of grief, realization, and love" and praised the live element writing that "Taking in each song as a discrete entity allows different moments to break listeners' hearts;". Ian Gormely of Exclaim wrote that the album " finds its uniqueness not in the arrangements, but in the context of the presentation" and that " we have Elverum presenting some of the rawest emotions of his life". Nathan Reese of pitchfork stated that "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". Adam Rothbarth of Tiny Mix Tapes wrote that "this album is great. The guitar is heard clearly, and Elverum’s voice comes through on top" and that "As a performance, it’s impressive: Elverum switches between strumming chords and picking individual lines, and he does it all while effortlessly delivering his challenging lyrics and their imbalanced melodies."