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MAN FINDS FIRE Presents: An evening Sound Seance with MIND OVER MIRRORS [Digitalis] KOEN HOLTKAMP of Mountains [Thrilll Jockey/Type] and MANTICORE
MIND OVER MIRRORS is the solitary reeling of American harmoniumist/electronicist Jaime Fennelly. Utilizing an Indian pedal harmonium, oscillators, tape delays, and an assortment of synthesizing processors, Fennelly bends slowly-building, repetitive melodies into massive sonic mountains.
"What makes Fennellys work rise above homage is his use of Indian pedal harmonium, which cuts through his web of tape delays and synths and gives Storing the Winter a singular timbre." - Pitchfork
"KOEN HOLTKAMP is one-half of the post-kosmische duo Mountains. As a solo artist, Holtkamp crafted the most elaborate and varied record in the Mountains discography, 2008's Field Rituals, which found him obfuscating field recordings though erosion and effects, then playing symphonic and folksy guitar and keyboard parts over them." - Pitchfork
"Koen Holtkamp has a strong mastery of this dreamy kind of tuneful-meets-experimental ambient music, which makes it easy to recommend it. Just kill the lights, lay back, and float away." - All Music Guide
"Zoe Alexis-Abrams & David Jones touch the outer realms of alien communication with their duo MANTICORE. Haunting guitar tones shriek & twist as if letting go of some captive spirit. Like an unnatural wind meandering through an abandoned factory. Zoe's voice hovers above these eerie manifestations, some times joining them in an alien chatter, almost creating a dialogue with the wayward phantoms. As captivating as it is versatile, her vocals occupy an adventurous, almost naive territory, as they stretch out their acrobatic routine in a venomous world." - Burn Down the Capital