Weekly vibrations to soundtrack your favorite 48 hours…
14 April 2018
MIEN features vocalist Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Tom Furse (The Horrors),
Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone‘s sitar maestro) and John-Mark Lapham (The Earlies)
Last week this thrilling quartet released one of the best albums of the year (so far).
Their self-titled debut LP is a multi-layered tour de force. Contrary to countless other
side-projects these four most compelling musicians definitely didn’t come together
just to kill some time while their respectively bands took a pause. Oh no, not all,
the final result of their magical collaboration is nothing less than amazing. Here
is a splendiferous record full of mind-stimulating explorations, richly orchestrated compositions, transcendent soundscapes and rapturous arrangements overall. A
sonic work that needs several plays in order to discover the detailed grandeur of it.
After daily spins over the past seven days, I now fully feel and experience Mien‘s psychedelic depth and magnitude. It shows clearly that his group should go on…
EARTH MOON: spiritual illumination
BLACK HABIT: haunting electronica
(I’M TIRED OF) WESTERN SHOUTING:
YOU DREAMT: experimental escapade
OTHER: cinematic gloominess
ROPES: neurotic disorder
ECHOLALIA: freaky mindfucker
ODESSEY: astonishing groove
EARTH MOON (reprise): cinematic finale
MIEN: Facebook – Website
Album available here.