Boomkat Product Review:
Marvellous and multi-tiered avant-pop from NYC's Mirror Mirror duo, following their debut album and FRKWAYS experiments with a daring ten track exploration of strange, psychedelic structures and cryptic lyrics. Notably, the album was recorded with two different sets of producers, yet for all it's diversity there's still a strong sense of cohesion thanks to David Riley's distinctive vocals together with Ryan Lucero's melodic imagination. One half was conducted with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Zola Jesus) who apparently helped "realize an expansive sound Mirror Mirror's home-studio recordings.", while the other half benefitted from "…Joshua Costa's monstrous and metronomic live drumming", and was produced by Brooklyn's Thomas Asemault and Zelijko McMullen at So Many Fields. Together they've achieved an arresting sound, eliciting the density and psychedelic confusion of big city sounds with jarring elements somehow made to work in harmony, from the electrified, angular prog chops of opener 'Sublime Objective' to the tribal elation of 'Under The Sun' and the byzantine electro-rock of 'Half-Life', or the acid inspired adaptation of a Timothy Leary lecture on 'Starseed' and the epic arcing synth and guitars of their spiritually expended closer 'Overpower/Overjoy'. It's a wonderous trip, a proper psychedelic indie report from the Big Apple.