"Mind Over Mirrors might not be a familiar name to most, but the brain behind the project, Jaime Fennelly, has been involved in numerous acclaimed and respected projects over the last few years. Primarily known for his work as an integral member of Peeesseye, he's also involved with Acid Birds, Manpack Variant and Phantom Limb & Bison. The Voice Rolling is his first solo record in five years and the first under this new moniker. First and foremost, this is a harmonium record and that's important to remember because this doesn't sound like any other harmonium record you've likely heard. Nearly all of the sounds on The Voice Rolling were created using a medium-sized Indian harmonium and then processed electronically via tape echo, harmonizer and other guitar pedals. Add in the fact that it was recorded to tape and you get a dense, warm record full of grit and emotion. One of the most remarkable aspects of this record is where it draws influence. On "Barely Spun" and again on "Round, Around" Fennelly bends slowly-building, repetitive melodies into massive sonic mountains. The latter acts as an ecstatic answer to hard questions asked by the former. There is so much joy and ecstasy flowing out of "Round, Around" that it reminds me of how I felt when I first heard the pure expressions in Sacred Harp singing. The music on The Voice Rolling is rampant with an over-arching feeling of being alive - something often absent in too much experimental music." (label info)
in stock | US| 2011| DIGITALIS | 16.90

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