mirror to mirror - body moving slowly CD
"The Preservation label presents Body Moving Slowly, the second full-length
album from California’s Mirror To Mirror. Mirror To Mirror is Los Angeles
resident Alex Twomey, who has quietly developed a raft of stunning pieces across
several low-key works on his own Jugular Forest label, many approaching a ballad-like
form in their beauty.
His collaboration with Matthew Sullivan (Earn) - 1958–2009 -became one
of the more highly talked about projects of the past two years, one outing named
as NPR’s best cassette release of 2010.
Body Moving Slowly represents a major shift from Twomey’s towering constructions
of ambient synth cloudscapes, choosing to write and record with a variety of
instrumental textures outside of the synthesiser. Rippling waves of piano and
harpsichord, enveloping keyboard clusters and subtle percussion cuts Twomey’s
style adrift from its once ominous realm without abandoning it altogether. With lusher
details of ringing melody and intimate space, Body Moving Slowly works between the
neo-classical, ambient feel of the likes of Harold Budd and the ecstatic, orchestrated pop
reverie of Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys.
These vivid pieces are
melancholic to their core though often burst with exhilarating
feeling - a dynamic in scope that shapes thisalbum’s life-reflecting push and pull. Twomey’s
emotional sweep remains dark andcompelling on Body Moving Slowly but moves into a
more warm, open place – reflecting a special imagination that remains personal within .
a grand vision.
Body Moving Slowly is the third work in Preservation’s limited edition series called Circa for 2012.
Only 300 copies of each release in the series will be available and will feature a design by
Mark Gowing. Each design is realised using an abstract alphabet that creates an interlocking grid,
determined by artist and volume number for something both fixed, random and unified across
the entire series.
Released on CD in July 2012. Limited to 300 copies."
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