Boomkat Product Review:
Cheihei's new album for Room 40 is an elegant meditation on themes of reflection inspired by the earliest recorded period of Japanese history. During the Kofun era, great importance was placed on the abilities of mirrors to transport light from one location to another and also their inherent metaphorical relation to the sun. The seven tracks of 'Mirror' reflect this idea by re-recording instrumental passages in a variety of reverberant spaces in order to capture their unique harmonic qualities. The results are then incorporated into the tracks to form gently wavering ambient tones and structures with subtly hyperreal characteristics embedded with finely layered overtones and textural infidelities. In effect the lines between the source material and the field recordings are blurred beyond distinction and we're left with the mesmerising, glowing reverberations.