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mirrorring - foreign body (album preview)

Experimedia with Scup on March 14, 2012 23:17

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    Excerpts from the release now available at Experimedia.net. When I heard that Jesy Fortino and Liz Harris were making a collaborative album (two PacNW residents who record solo as Tiny Vipers and Grouper respectively) my interest was piqued. Harris is well known for her elegiac, lo-fi, and often quite beautiful recordings, while Fortino is more of a traditional singer-songwriter. The results of the two's time spent in collaboration satisfies my expectations completely and, really, provides us with a wonderful example of a case in which two distinct artists forge a new sound while remaining true to their individual aesthetics. Harris' ghost chorals are fleshed out by Fortino's more upfront songcraft and vice versa. A stellar album that reminds me of some nonexistent Flying Saucer Attack-offshoot that VHF might have released in the early 2000s. - Alex Cobb (of Students of Decay) for Experimedia

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    LP version. Includes an insert with Liz Harris' detail-obsessed illustrations. Remember that dream you had about finding a Grouper record nobody else knew about? This is the record. - "Mirrorring is Jesy Fortino, who has recorded under the Tiny Vipers moniker, and Liz Harris, better known as Grouper. The recordings on this album came about through a songwriting session in Portland, Oregon. The resulting sounds are contemplative, reflective, and introspective, creating a feeling as much as a song, a mood as much as a tune. One could try to assess what part of the album each artist was responsible for, but that would prevent one from seeing the proverbial forest for the trees. Foreign Body was recorded and produced in 2011."

    Released by: kranky
    Release/catalogue number: krank162
    Release date: Mar 14, 2012

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