Boomkat Product Review:
A project centred around Green Bay, Wisconisin's Kevin DeBroux, Pink Reason's Cleaning The Mirror is a magnum opus of woozy drugged-up acoustic emissions. Mixing a little Hush Arbors with a whole lot of Jandek, DeBroux fashions a brand of detuned, almost impossibly slow stoner ballads headed by illustrative titles like 'Dead End' and 'Motherf**ker'. While the default setting of the album is at a supremely moribund death-blues crawl, there are times when the hyper-lo-fi productions stutter into life. In fact, the aforementioned 'Dead End' turns out to be one of the more upbeat numbers, complete with enthusiastic shaker percussion, a freaked-out vocal and a tempo that exceeds the 40bpm mark. The album draws to a close on the acid-trip western soundtrack vibes of 'Up The Sleeve', by which point you might well find yourself completely enamoured with DeBroux's singer-songwriter oblivion. While it starts out as a bit of a grind, this is easily worth fighting your way through the opiated bleakness, and any self-respecting connoisseurs of far-out psych folk are likely to find that Cleaning The Mirror makes for compulsive listening.