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Listening Mirror
...from dreams...

...from dreams...
is a mini CD-Audio (limited edition).

Tracklisting:

1. Black Spring | 11:02 
2. Lifting The Veil Of Cloud | 10:38 
Entropy Records M-Series presents

EM.008: Listening Mirror - ...from dreams...


Style: Ambient, Drone

EM.008 is a mini CDr-Audio
Limited edition.
"Listening mirror is the ambient/drone project of Jeff Stonehouse. It has been in existence since October 2009, when it was formed as a duo with Kate Tustain. Kate withdrew from the project in January 2011.
Listening Mirror have released material on aReW Records, Somehow Recordings, Heat Death Records, Rural Colours, and now Entropy Records. Future releases are planned for Hibernate and Sweat Lodge Guru.

...from dreams... contains two tracks, 'Black Spring' and 'Lifting the Veil of Clouds'. Both tracks are true to the Listening Mirror ethos of 'using sound as a defence against itself' in which sounds that would normally seem banal, discordant or unpleasant are stretched and looped, their frequencies and harmonics seperated and recombined and then treated with a variety of effects to form a thing of beauty. To this drone are added field recordings and more traditional instruments such as guitar and piano.

'Black Spring' was written and recorded between the hours of 1am and 4am on a winters night in 2010. Jeff deliberately woke himself at 1am so that he would be writing in a half sleeping state, to see if he could illustrate that feeling of dreamlike fatigue in the piece. The dogs you hear were recorded out of the studio window, also during this 3 hour period.

'Lifting the Veil of Clouds' was begun in the Spring of 2010 but only finished in March of this year. Originally titled 'Amiga Genio' (Genius Friend), it lay dormant for a long time, having been recorded with the intention of adding Kate's amazing vocal talents, sadly this was not to be. The title is supposed to signify the rebirth of the piece, its re-emergence into the light of day."
All tracks written and composed by
Jeff Stonehouse.

Mastering, photography, CD package and booklet designed by David Ya.
Thank you for buying this release
and supporting independent labels and artists.

Made in Paris, France (c) + (p) 2011 by Entropy Records

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  • Physical Release date: 2011-03-14
  • Mini Audio-CDr in a crystal DVD case.
  • Printed cover, inlay and logo card.
  • Album designed bookmark.
  • Hand-numbered.

Audio-CD: 


 7,00 €
4,99 €
 



Limited to 100 copies.

Also available here:

  • Digital version available in these formats:
    • : Files are encoded into 320kbps, CBR (Constant Bit Rate) quality.
    • : FLAC is a compact lossless format (equivalent to WAVE or CD qualiy 44.1Khz, 16bits Stereo).
  • You will choose your preferred format to download after the payment is completed.
  • SAME PRICE for any format!
  • Digital Release date: 2011-03-14

Full digital release:
3.18 €
 2,99 €
1. Black Spring | 11:02 
 1.59€
2. Lifting The Veil Of Cloud | 10:38 
 1.59€









2011-11-15 | English review by "Fluid Radio @ Fluid Radio"
Listening mirror is the ambient/drone project of Jeff Stonehouse. It has been in existence since October 2009, when it was formed as a duo with Kate Tustain. Kate withdrew from the project in January 2011…

Listening Mirror have released material on aReW Records, Somehow Recordings, Heat Death Records, Rural Colours, and now Entropy Records. Future releases are planned for Hibernate and Sweat Lodge Guru.

…from dreams… contains two tracks, ‘Black Spring’ and ‘Lifting the Veil of Clouds’. Both tracks are true to the Listening Mirror ethos of ‘using sound as a defence against itself’ in which sounds that would normally seem banal, discordant or unpleasant are stretched and looped, their frequencies and harmonics seperated and recombined and then treated with a variety of effects to form a thing of beauty. To this drone are added field recordings and more traditional instruments such as guitar and piano.

‘Black Spring’ was written and recorded between the hours of 1am and 4am on a winters night in 2010. Jeff deliberately woke himself at 1am so that he would be writing in a half sleeping state, to see if he could illustrate that feeling of dreamlike fatigue in the piece. The dogs you hear were recorded out of the studio window, also during this 3 hour period.

‘Lifting the Veil of Clouds’ was begun in the Spring of 2010 but only finished in March of this year. Originally titled ‘Amiga Genio’ (Genius Friend), it lay dormant for a long time, having been recorded with the intention of adding Kate’s amazing vocal talents, sadly this was not to be. The title is supposed to signify the rebirth of the piece, its re-emergence into the light of day.”

2011-08-29 | French review by "Fabrice Allard @ Etherreal"

Listening Mirror est le projet de Jeff Stonehouse, que l’on est étonné de découvrir avec cet EP sur la petite structure parisienne Entropy Records, décidément pleine de surprise. L’Anglais a déjà été édité sur des labels de qualité tels que Rural Colours, Hibernate, ou encore Audio Gourmet (un netlabel que l’on croise de plus en plus souvent). Il apparaît cette fois chez Entropy Records, dans leur série de mini-CD déjà abordée sur ces pages avec notamment Lipo et Dmitriy Rodionov Experience.

Mini CD, donc mini production avec deux titres d’une dizaine de minutes qui donnent déjà envie d’en écouter plus. Jeff travaille à partir de sons du quotidien qu’il traite, étire, sculpte et mêle à des field recordings, quelques notes de guitare ou piano. Il s’agit d’une musique ambient dans la pure tradition du genre, alliée à un certain minimalisme. Le disque s’ouvre sur Black Spring dont les nappes glacées semblent répondre à la pochette du disque. Difficile de ne pas évoquer Biosphere ici, période Substrata, avec quelques aboiements de chiens au loin et croisements de nappes et chœurs produisant un sentiment de vide et d’infini.

La deuxième partie est à la fois plus classiquement musicale avec l’apport d’une lente mélodie de piano, lumineuse et contemplative, mais aussi légèrement plus expérimentale. Des cris et piaillements d’oiseaux composent un bruit de fond, quelques frottements métalliques résonnent, tandis que les nappes flirtent avec les drones pour des ambiances un peu plus sombres, plus menaçantes.

Une superbe production, et pour les fans de ce type d’ambient, Jeff Stonehouse possède une page Bandcamp plutôt bien fournie !
Fabrice Allard
le 29/08/2011

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