The Delta Mirror
From: Los Angeles, California, United States
The Delta Mirror is a cocktail of all your past loves, the ones you wish had stuck around, and check up on from time to time even though you've moved on. They were made from the sprained fingers and broken records of mid 90's hip hop. They were made from the bent circuits of electronica, dead IDM lap tops and broken shoegaze strings. They were made from the injured spirit of a folk singer's broken heart.
Alongside bands like The Big Pink and Fuck Buttons, The Delta Mirror see's the things that made our past relationships work and brings them together creating the ideal love. Craig Gordon and David Bolt started out as a hip hop two piece in the late 90's and have been writing music in some form ever since. With the addition of Karrie K on bass, their sound has progressed to an ambient mix of shoegazy guitar and gothic vocals, but their production has held onto the same boom bap button pushing they started with.
Machines That Listen is The Delta Mirror's debut long play. Each song on the album is a story that takes place in a different room of a hospital. Track 2 "and the radio played on" tells of a dying elderly man and his wife's last moments together, while "hold me down just don't let me go" is told from the perspective of an ER nurse treating a stab victim. Listening to this record is like walking through the halls of Bellevue or Cedars Sinai listening to a score that is re-written daily.
Today's free track courtesy of those generous fellows at Lefse Records is 'Going To Town' which sounds like OMD at their most experimental slowly morphing into Echo & The Bunnymen.
MP3 - The Delta Mirror - Going To Town
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