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!