Thursday, December 3, 2009

Daytime - Mirrored World

Lost Ghosts Records is a fantastic little label based in Baltimore that has released some pretty big noise this year. I've gabbed about some of Bear & Pieces' output already this year, Chris Day's solo project who is also a member of Witch Hat. Expect to see more talk of Lost Ghosts Records here, as I was recently handed a pile of amazing releases from these fellas.

After indulging in about half of this glorious pile, the release from Daytime is certainly one that stood out. Clocking in at just around 30 minutes, these four tracks take you through a journey unique to only a Mirrored World.

This album is a dive into hushed computer noise that somehow manages to paint pictures of sunny skies and blue clouds. While some of the sounds might sound harsh on their own, when layered together they sound bright and uplifting. This theme continues throughout all four tracks, and is what makes this release so unique.

This is not for the faint-hearted, as the ambient drones sound best at high volumes and particularly sound great with a nice set of headphones. The static eventually becomes soft and fuzzy, ridding the feeling of any jagged edges and distortion even though both are prevalent throughout. Daytime's ability to turn dark into light is inspiring, and quite impressive.

The third track "Without Colors", is aptly titled as it is the most stripped down of all four. It uses the same layers, but less complex arrangements of each layer in order to give it a more basic feel. It's this track that really allows you to take a step back and see where all the noise is coming from, before throwing you right back into the clouds on the closing song.

Grab this CDR while you can from Lost Ghosts Records, as its limited to only 50 copies.

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