Mirage Quotes by Somaiya Daud
Mirage - Do You Remember (Blood For The Return) 2014
"Blood for the Return"
He's been labelled as a "soft-prog impresario" for the scrappy yet highly intricate compositions that weave between solo recordings and collaborations with guest musicians. Ari Balouzian's lush arrangements of these orchestral elements throughout the record complement Robin's densely layered vocal harmonies. Mirage has already earned favorable comparisons to prog-leaning songwriters of yesteryear like Robert Wyatt, Van Dyke Parks, and Peter Gabriel as well as contemporary eccentrics such as Animal Collective. Pitchfork's Jayson Greene said it "recalls what a Grizzly Bear demo might sound like that had spent the last ten years buried in someone's vegetable garden. We take the security of our website and of your transactions extremely seriously. Additionally, we do not store any card details at all, all payments are handled using a system of Tokenisation which is an industry-standard method of secure payment handling. Estimated shipping dates are accurate to the best of our knowledge, based on the latest stock information made available to us from the supplier.
Mirage – Do You Remember
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Mirage is Robin Nydal, a year-old who lives in Los Angeles and records his music alone, live, to a single microphone. As a result, his songs sound crackly, unreliable, and not entirely present—the frequencies have big missing-teeth gaps in them. But the basic DNA of his songs, once you drill past the pocked surface, blooms with beauty: there is a wealth of gorgeous, stacked choral singing on "Blood For the Return", along with a wandering oboe and some rich, pedal-steeped piano. There are also some hissy drum sounds that recall the fidelity of the original NES sound processor. To me, "Blood For the Return" recalls what a Grizzly Bear demo might sound like that had spent the last ten years buried in someone's vegetable garden. Try as you might, you will not be able to trace the seams in Nydal's songwriting—they range too wide, and spider out too far. But your mind will not will want to stop tracing its edges.
The story behind this album, and how it came to light, reads like a weird piece of psychological thriller fiction. Todd Ledford, whose Olde English Spelling Bee label is being reactivated after a lasting hiatus to release Blood For The Return , tells the story in all its bizarre glory here , but, to keep it short, Mirage is the one-man project of a man claiming to be 19 years of age and going by the name of Robin Nydal geddit? Of course, that's not his real name and, as Ledford quickly found out, Mirage isn't Indeed he has been claiming to be a year-old recording at his parents' place for a few years, and the artwork used on Blood For The Return has already cropped up on other projects "Nydal" has worked on. Of which there have been many. Looking past the weirdness and smoke and mirrors of Mirage's back-story, however, and what emerges is the image of a perhaps troubled and certainly intense young man with, as the album demonstrates, a very precocious talent.