• mind over mirrors The Voice Calling (LP, £18.95)

    label: Immune

    The Voice Calling is the first Mind Over Mirrors album to feature the addition of Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr (Thrill Jockey) on vocals. The LP is pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged in a full colour jacket with free download card Mind Over Mirrors has also collaborated extensively since 2001 with dancer-choreographer Miguel Gutierrez. The duo have performed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and have been covered in the New York Times. Fennelly is a veteran of the NYC early 00’s experimental/noise scene with his previous projects Peeesseye (with Chris Forsyth), Acid Birds and Manpack Variant. Mind Over Mirrors deploys modest acoustic constituent materials—an Indian pedal harmonium and the human voice—to produce roiling, meditative music that both simulates the swells and troughs of synthesised electronics and conjures the ceaseless rhythms of tidal surges. While we can point out referential sonic compass points—G.I. Gurdjieff’s harmonium improvisations; certain particularly harmonically viscous recordings of Sacred Harp singers; Edward Artemiev’s soundtracks to Tarkovsky films—in its prayerful patience, its simultaneously formal and folk aspects, and its unabashed (if intermittently anxious) beauty, it doesn’t sound much like anything else being made today. There is an easy, and unusual, confluence of praise and play at work in Jaime’s music that catalyses heady reverie. Tracklisting: 1. Motioning 2. Regular Step on Snake River 3. Whose Turn is Next 4. Strange(r) Work 5. Senses Scattered 6. Body Gains 7. Calling Your Name

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