Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Mirrors - Lights and Offerings

Retro synth that hits the target straight on.  Featuring the best sounds of the 1980s using all analog synths, the Mirrors remind me of a non-irritating Smiths, OMD, a little bit of Echo, some Kraftwerk, and plenty of verve.  The ten tracks on Lights and Offerings start out strong with a glistening and metallic pop that I haven't heard the likes of for years.  Check out Look at Me and the corker Into the Heart.

To my tastes, the album ends on a weaker note - modern albums seem to front-load the beginning of the album, but the latter track Hide and Seek is as strong as the best.  Anyways - this is a great direction for synth music to make, so go ahead and check it out.  Available as a CD, LP (import) and MP3 download.  Highly recommended!

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