This is the songwriter from The Microphones stripped down and acoustic. I must say that this is one of the best CDs I've heard in quite a while, at least from a songwriting standpoint. I would say Phil Elverum can stand with any of the indie songwriter heavyweights of today. If you enjoy acoustic music or The Microphones, check it out. Kinda reminds me of Peter and the Wolf at points, Pedro the Lion at others, and maybe a little Death Cab sometimes.