playlist artwork#12 this weekMountain Mirrors

by Mountain Mirrors


About this album

  • Published: Mar 10, 2008

"Bloody hell... a new genre is born! Heavy Acoustic! Seriously, this is great stuff you are doing. Like the bastard love child of Matt Pike and Nick Drake (there's a thought eh?!)." - Sapient Network

"Imagine if you will, walking through a forest that’s enshrouded in dense fog. Visibility is only a few hundred feet in any direction. Moisture glistening off of the surrounding foilage as your breath bellows from your mouth in a cloud of steam. The crunch of leaves and decay under every footstep being the only sound to accompany the animal-like howl of the wind. Kinda’ creepy out here all alone, huh? That’s the power of Mountain Mirrors self titled album." - The Ripple Effect

"It is a perfect and delicious album to listen to and relax with a good glass of wine within reach."
- LordsofMetal

"Mesmerizing, minimal, and sweeping, the music of Mountain Mirrors definitely leaves an impression. It is a sense of subtle Deja Vu; as I listen to this, I find myself wondering if I've traveled on the path this album conjures in my mind once or twice before. Sparse and hypnotic, this is the equivilent of a night full of surreal dreams. I can think of no other album I've heard this year more worthy of five stars. "

"there is something magic in this release, it's poetry really. Also, the deep melancholic voice of Jeff is really beautiful and for sure some of you will be touched by its quality and will have some good feeling when you'll listen to it."



The Songs :: in Jeff's words:

Stay Evil ::
It's about following a spiritual path and finding some enlightenment. And how things the world perceives as good and evil are...relative.

The Demon's Eye ::
The lyrics to this song came in a flash of inspiration like I've never felt before. What does it mean to you?

Karmic Dogs ::
This is also about the relativity of good and evil. Maybe some bad deeds bring good karma. And the other way around.

Your Time Has Come ::
Imagine the innocent victims of a sadistic, power-mad ruler as they rise from the ground, laughing. Finally able to partake in Judgment Day.

Calm Before the Storm ::
This uses the Four Horsemen as a metaphor for how the world feels sometimes these days. Every time we turn on the damn news, it seems like Armageddon. And if you dig deep enough into a lunatic's prophesies, you'll find them happening everywhere.

Alone in a Crowd ::
We all know how it feels to be in a crowd of people and feel completely alone inside. For some people, it's all the time.

Deploribus Unum ::
Sometimes it feels like if there's a God, He, She or It has abandoned us. Or maybe we drove them away...then again, in an infinite universe, how much time can God devote to a parasitic human race?

Praying Mantis ::
This is the first song I wrote after "Lunar Ecstasy" - right after my grandfather passed away. Maybe the most lost I've ever felt in my life. I put it down and came back to it after seeing a documentary about the death of the great John Lennon...Shot in the back in front of the Dakota hotel by Mark Chapman. The working title for awhile was "Devil at the Dakota". I just didn't feel right releasing it under that title, so a meditation produced the title "Praying Mantis".

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Oct 12, 2008

C'est un disque qui m'a immédiatement touché. Quelqu'un qui chante d'une voix splendide presque uniquement accompagné de sa guitare. L'accompagnement (synthétiseur, batterie, piamo, violon...) à la fois recherché et effacé, ne vient jamais troubler ces complaintes inspirés et d'une beauté épurée. J'ai pensé plusieurs fois, pour la magnificence des mélodies et pour la voix, à certains disques solo de Bob Mould (ex-chanteur du groupe Sugar) la saturation sonore en moins, et à d'autres moments à Robert Wyatt. Puisque la tentation est grande, on cédera sans attendre à l'appel de ces montagnes, un désert qui en vaut bien d'autres pour aller affronter ses démons.

Excellent album

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Nov 10, 2008

J'ai aimé la fluidité de cet album bien servie par un son superbe et une belle variété de climats sans nuire pour autant à la continuité. Je me suis laissé emporter...


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Nov 30, 2008

cohérence Un ensemble cohérent et sans heurt habite cet album . Ce groupe produit des mélodies qui s'enchaînent dans un cadre harmonieux et lentement mouvant . Petite référence à Pink Floyd , peut-être ... *********************** conherence A coherent and smooth set lives this album. The group produces melodies that are linked in a harmonious and moving slowly. Little reference to Pink Floyd, perhaps ...


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Jun 1, 2010

Wow, just wow; I used to have a friend years ago that made music in a style similar to this. All I can say is, more, more, more. Awesome is an understatement. Thanks for the excellent tunes. Rob Medical Lake WA, USA P.S. I'm totally digging on "Karmic Dogs".


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Jul 31, 2010

Hi my friend nice meeting you i wanna be your friend.first frienship cannot be seen or even be touched,it must be felt within the heart. hoping you feel just the way i do, wow,friends are like clothes without them you feel naked, i guess am right,.miss cythia socari i will tell you more about me, my family and all that may be neccessary in this relationship when you reply to this mail,if this interest you get back to me on my mail, your dearly cythia.

Bardzo Ciekawy

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Jan 2, 2010

Hm... Głos ciekawy. Aż ciarki przechodzą momentami

Original et planant

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Dec 29, 2008

On décolle du début à la fin, à travers des ambiances posées, voir épiques. Les nappes de synthé, la folk tantôt groovy, tantôt envoutante nous emporte dans un voyage aux multiples sonorités. On pense forcément à Pink Floyd pour certains sons, voir aux groupes rock/prog fin 70's début 80's. A écouter encore et encore.

Not a new Genre but great all the same

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Jun 12, 2008

I would not say they are a new Genre of music. Just listen to Katatonia and you will hear the same style. That said they are very talented and I play this on a regular rotation with my heavier favorites. The Calm before the Storm is a very haunting journey and my favorite.


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Jul 26, 2009

0.0 Nice for listening the autumn with a good book... With the fire close to me... BRavo :D